Valle d'Aosta - Wine: Petite Arvine
Even the Valle d'Aosta gave us a beautiful artistic comparison: the Signs of the Maison D & D told us that his favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh but he advises to taste his Petite Arvine wine with a background of classical music.
"Small farm founded in 2002 with the aim of maintaining family land and recovering abandoned plots. Small family-run farm located in a strategic point of Valle d'Aosta, where rainfall is minimal and solar radiation is maximum, on the orographic left of the municipality of Aosta. Now grandparents, at the beginning of the 1900s, cultivated the lives on the hill of Aosta, then the parents participate, in the '70s, at the first expositions of DOC wines of the Valle d'Aosta. The family tradition has been maintained over time, and in 2002 the "Maison Agricole D & D" was born with the aim of maintaining the family land (about 3,000 sq. M.) And in the meantime recovering plots now abandoned, avoiding hydrogeological instability of the territory, reaching the current 3 hectares. "
Delicate white wine, acquires elegance with refinement in the bottle. It manages to preserve a good freshness thanks to the sustained acidity that comes from the vine. The most suitable cultivation area includes the best exposed slopes, which favor the good maturation of this decidedly late variety.
Cultivation system: low row with Guyot pruning. DOC production allowed: 120 quintals of grapes per hectare. Winemaking yield: 70% on the crop for the basic version, 50% for the late harvesting version.
Vinification: traditional in white sometimes with filmic maceration.
Surface: area registered in the vineyard register for the DOC 5.90 hectares (2004).
Production: declared for the DOC hectolitre 217 (year 2003). Color: intense straw yellow with golden reflections. Bouquet: fine, fruity with hints of exotic fruit and grapefruit.
Taste: harmonious, warm, savory, characteristic of the Petite Arvine is a high salinity on the palate.
Alcohol content: 12 ° -14.0 ° in the basic version, 14.5 ° - 15.0 ° for late harvests. Acidity: minimum 4.5 gr. per liter expressed in tartaric acid.
Food pairing: It goes well with appetizers, light snacks and white meats. It combines perfectly, thanks to its flavor, with many fish dishes. It should be served cold, between 8 ° and 10 ° C. Late harvests are paired very well with seasoned or blue cheeses consumed with black bread and honey. Also excellent as meditation wines