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Aosta valley
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Cave Monaja
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Red Wine
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0,75 Litres
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Service temperature
14 / 18 ° C
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Meat, Aged Cheese, Cured meats

Tasting Note

The name chosen for this wine is a tribute to Foehn, the warm and dry west wind typical of the Alpine region, known as Zéphyros by the ancient Greeks and Favonius by the Romans. Foehn is a wine resulting from a blend of indigenous grape varieties: Petit Rouge (30%), Fumin (40%) and Vien de Nus. The grapes are all from old vines with an average age of 60-70 years, located in the average Aosta Valley, mainly on the left side of the orography (adret) and spread over seven different municipalities at altitudes ranging from 500 to 850 meters. Once drawn off, the wine continues its aging process in tonneaux for 18 months, to which are added a further 6 months in the bottle before being put on the market. This wine of intense ruby ​​red color with violet reflections, has a perfume from which pleasant hints of small red fruits and ripe fruit emerge that blend with spicy notes and toasted almonds. It has a frank taste, good alcohol content, balanced by the presence of silky tannins, and with pleasant references to jam. 

Tasting Guide

Il Red Wine, especially the more ones maturi, are characterized by ahigh presence of tannins within them, they guarantee it longevity and body, as well as a high astrigency and little acidity. There service temperature aims to enhance the notes soft and of wine and to mitigate his tannicity and eventual bitterness. The greater the structure el 'aging of red wine, the greater must be his service temperature. The temperature that we suggest fluctuates between the 14%, For young wines, Up to 20% for more wines aged and structured.

Recommended pairings

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Il Red Wine it is very simple to combine to a good dish, it does not require large elaborations. A classic is to combine this wine with dishes based on meat, in order to best express theirs flavor, in case the meat was Bianca it is better to opt for a red more young o light. A good glass of red does not disappoint even with cold cuts o aged cheeses, manages to transform a simple meal into an exceptional one mix of flavors.

The company was born with the idea of ​​enhancing and preserving the Monumental Vine of Farys (fraction of Saint Denis near Aosta). Other vineyards are followed with the same attention, all plots of a few hundred meters, nothing compared to the hectares of the '' commercial '' cellars. It is a necessary intervention so that these vineyards are not abandoned and do not become uncultivated. I like to think that this can be a small contribution to the protection of the territory.

REGION: Aosta valley

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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.

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