Grosjean Freres, Valle d'Aosta Pinot Noir 2019Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
In the cool northern Italian region of the Valle d’Aosta, which lies nestled in the crevices of the Italian Alps dwells the family-owned vineyards of Grosjean Freres. The family would raise cattle, and during the summer grow grapes and chestnuts at the lower parts of the slopes. Though the history of this winemaking family long had roots in this region, a wider audience for the wines did not begin until Dauphin Grosjean was encouraged to show his wines at a local wine expo. Winemaking all of a sudden became a family affair, including Dauphin’s five sons. Vineyards were purchased and production increased.
This wine is 100% Pinot Noir, though the two lineages of the wine are from different countries, 70% of the vines are French and the rest are Swiss. The vineyards come from a high altitude slope of over 600 meters in elevation. The Pinot Noir ages partly in oak and partly in stainless steel.