The Aosta Valley wines are unique, as are the raw materials used to prepare the unmissable specialties of the land, the result of production techniques handed down for generations and a privileged geographical location: a combination of elements that make the Aosta Valley products genuine and inimitable.
Il Dessert Wine it can be used at different service temperature possibilities, depending on the characteristics to be enhanced. The passito wines are characterized by a high alcohol content and a high degree of sugars. If you want to enhance their sweet and alcoholic component, we recommend a temperature between 14 and 18 degrees, in order to release i scents he more intense aromas. On the contrary with a lower temperature, between 10 and 14 degrees, you manage to enhance the side young and fresh of these particular wines, in order to make them less aggressive and more pleasant for all palates.
Il Dessert Wine has a very wide range of pairings, which perfectly match its flavor sugary e aromatic, as dessert e sweet dishes, to those by contrast that balance theexcessive sweetness, By savory cheese snacks. The classic combination is the one with the small pastry dry sweets, better if based on almonds, pistachio or shortbread, also perfect dried fruit tarts o candied. Excellent as an accompaniment to classic traditional desserts: the scents of this wine go perfectly with Nougat, Amaretti biscuits, Neapolitan pastries or rum baba.
The LA VRILLE agritourism and wine estate is located along the Via Francigena in the municipality of Verrayes in the Aosta Valley at 670 meters above sea level, well exposed and overlooking the Avic and Emilius mountains. It was born in 2002 from a project dreamed and conceived by Luciana and Hervé, two pioneers of life in the name of simplicity. Hervé, a former sailor and great-grandson of emigrants from Valle d'Aosta, decides to return to the Valley and reinvent his life. He begins to found a family and to restore the land of his ancestors to cultivation (he says that he must work the land to belong definitively to this valley). he chooses, his usual love, and little by little he manages to buy and cultivate 15.000 square meters. Former winemaker and winemaker of Crotta di Chambave (from 1991 to 2005) he learns and becomes passionate more and more. When in 2005 he vinified his harvest of Cornalin and Fumin on his own for the first time, he says he went beyond his dreams. Its very small cellar and the apotheosis of its path characterized by consistency and passion for its territory. LA VRILLE is the name that Hervé has chosen for his company. In Italian the tendril: it is small, very discreet, but decidedly tenacious and essential for the vegetative path of the vine; a bit like him for his company! Most of its vineyards are located in a natural amphitheater with south / south-east exposure in a xerothermal area where different plants of the Mediterranean basin naturally grow (excellent thyme), these peculiarities are very evident in Chambave Muscat dry version and version passita. Today almost two and a half hectares give life to the Vuillermin vines. Petit Rouge, Cornalin, Fumin, Muscat, Pinot Noir - all autochthonous except Pinot Noir which originates in the French region Bourgogne and Muscat, which is a historical vine of the Aosta Valley tradition. According to Hervé's philosophy, everything starts from the work in the vineyard: "I reserve particular and respectful care for the plant to avoid unnecessary treatments in the vineyard, arriving at the harvest with a healthy and mature bunch. In the cellar then, with the help of man, nature will do its normal work. " La Vrille is a small company but equipped with everything, with hens, sheep, geese, rabbits, a vegetable garden with greenhouses and an orchard. Luciana's cuisine is a "zero centimeter" and coherent cuisine, where each ingredient comes from its own garden and from the territory through a careful selection of small Aosta Valley producers. The traditional cuisine, revisited by Luciana's creative flair, follows the rhythm of the seasons and there is no shortage of homemade pasta and the skilful use of local aromatic herbs which, combined with a selection of 12 different peppers from all over the world , make the dishes particularly interesting and original.
REGION: Aosta valley
La Valle d'Aosta it is a region famous for its quality wine, especially for its own Red Wines which are considered by many to be one great Italian excellence. The cultivation of the Aosta Valley vines was already taking place in medieval times, the wines were exported to Valaisin Savoy and beyond Alps. The territory of the region is covered by the sun on the northern side and the climate is very arid, these characteristics allow a high quality wine production. The area is known for its terracing and walls. The wineries in the area usually have a very limited production, but nevertheless this does not affect the great quality of the wine. In recent years with numerous contributions from the Region and the creation of some cooperatives the production of Aosta Valley wines has increased a lot, increasing the fame of the Valle d'Aosta both in Italy than toabroad. In our online wine shop you can find wines from the vines most important in the region: Petit Rouge, Fumin, Mayolet, Cornalin, Torrette and Vien de Nus.