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Vini Estremi

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Vini Estremi

Vini Estremi (exteme wine) is harvested from Cave Mont Blanc’s highest vineyards at 1200 meters; among the highest in all Europe. It is made from the Prié Blanc varietal. Prie Blanc has been used in Aosta wines since at least the 17th Century. It thrives in altitude – as high as 3900ft (1200m) above sea level. It also buds late, avoiding spring frosts, and ripens early. The phylloxera louse does not thrive in the sandy, gravelly soils at this altitude which means that Prie Blanc – unlike almost every other Vitis vinifera variety in Europe – is ungrafted. Vines are planted on their original rootstocks.

Appellation: Valle d’Aosta DOC (Valée d’Aoste DOC).

Sottozona: Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle

Type: White, dry.

Varietal: 100% Prie Blanc.

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Straw yellow color with greenish reflections.
Bouquet: Fresh with delicate, but precise aromas, and concentrated, ripe, fruit flavors – white stone fruit, pineapple, white flowers, lemon peel and flint with a “granite” sensation.
Palate: Brisk and refreshing with clear mineral hints throughout. A laser beam of acidity that awakens the taste buds and a bright, clean finish with hints of bitter almond, and an inviting finish.
Alcohol: 11%
Serving Temperature: Chilled 8-10° C (46-50° F).
Pairing: Delicate first courses, Lard d’Arnad*, mountain trout, reblec cheese, reblochon cheese or as an apertif.
*Vallée d'Aoste Lard d'Arnad (PDO) is a variety of lardo (a cured pork product) produced exclusively within the municipal boundaries of the commune of Arnad in lower Aosta Valley, Italy.

Vinyard Notes:
Location: Morgex et La Salle, Valle d’Aosta.
Altitude: 1,200 metres (3,937 feet) a.s.l.

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification: Traditional white vinification at controlled temperature. Fermentation carried out by indigenous yeasts. This wine does not undergo clarification or stabilisation – it is simply put through a careful process of racking. 
Enologist: Nicola Del Negro
Total Production: 600 cases.