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 and 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 name of the company in the local dialect literally means "from the barrels / of the barrels". The barrò are wooden barrels with a characteristic shape, with a capacity of 46.250 liters that were once used in Val d'Aosta for the transfer of hand-squeezed grapes to cellars directly in the vineyard; the barrò were then loaded onto a cart (gaillotta) and could equally be used for the transport of wine destined for sale; on the occasion of a village festival it was also customary to directly tap the wine from the barròs that were carried on the shoulders of men to show off their vigor. The word barrò is also an acronym of the first letters of the surnames BARmaz ROssan, former owners of the company as well as in-laws of the current owner, who in the 60s continued the cultivation of the family vineyards, Conze (conceived according to what LF Gatta wrote in 1838 about the best wine regions in Saint-Pierre) and Toule located in the area of Mount Torrette. In 1985 the Rossan Eugenia company was among the first to boast the designation of controlled origin Valle d'Aosta Torrette. Barrò belongs to the Valle d'Aosta wine tradition, evokes moments of celebration and lightheartedness and summarizes, as an acronym, the origins of the company. Since 1994 the company has been based at Château Feuillet (Saint-Pierre) which was bought with the surrounding funds in 1915 by the Berthod family; the owner of the Di Barrò winery, Rini Elvira Stefania, therefore inherited a part of this land from her family. From a photo from the beginning of the century it is possible to glimpse the vineyard cultivation of a part of the land around the castle. The other vineyards are located in Torrette, Condemine, Montagnine and Boné di Saint-Pierre, Borne de Veine and in Champcognein in Aymavilles.
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.