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Aosta valley
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Clos Blanc
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Red Wine
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Denomination and Grapes
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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

It is the oldest grape in the Aosta Valley. It is grown throughout the central valley up to an altitude of 650 meters. The crops of this vine decreased considerably during the 20th century only to be rediscovered around 1990. Its name derives from the smoky scent that characterizes the wine made from it. From the Fumin grapes, vinified in purity, a long-lived purple wine with an intense purple hue is obtained, with intense and persistent aromas of red fruits. On the palate, complex and broad, it has a discreet softness and elegant tannins that make it rather full-bodied. It lends itself to aging (3-5 years). We recommend pairing with game and red meats, long-aged cheeses. Also excellent as a meditation wine. Serving temperature: 18 -20 ° by uncorking the bottle one hour before. 

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 ClosBlanc di Blanc Alberto farm is located in the municipality of Jovençan, 5 km from Aosta and is located at an altitude of about 600 meters. The vineyards are divided between the municipalities of Jovençan and Aymavilles. About 30.000 bottles are currently produced. The company was founded in 2009 with a production of about 11.000 bottles (previously the grapes were given to other producers). The company has a large parking area (which can also be used for coaches) and inside there is a tasting room where the customer can taste the wines. An overnight stay service is also contemplated for those wishing to stay on site. The company produces both red and white wines (among the reds, some are indigenous). Among the autochthonous (red) wines (the strains were born in Valle d'Aosta and are not found in any other area) Vda Cornalin dop, Vda Fumin dop and Vda Petit Rouge dop are produced. Among the reds, Vda Merlot dop and Vda Pinot noir dop are also grown (these are non-native qualities). The climate, the soil and the altitude give these wines a color, a flavor and a characteristic odor which is different from that produced in the flat areas). Among the white wines we work the Vda Muller Thurgau dop and the Vda Chardonnay Dop. In 2011 the owner of the company decided to vinify part of the Chardonnay production as a late harvest (this process is carried out every other year).

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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