Think of this as an Italian version ofandnbsp;cruandnbsp;Beaujolais. This wine comes from Valleandnbsp;dand#39;Aoste, Italy high up in the Italian alps looking up at Mont Blanc. These are among the highest altitude vineyards in all of Europe. The wine is made mainly from a grape called Petit Rouge, with a little Pinot Noir and Gamay and another grape calledandnbsp;Gamaretandnbsp;thrown in for good measure. Petit Rouge is a native variety from this area. Itand#39;s spicy, ethereal, and intoxicatingly aromatic. The wine inside the bottle always comes first, but this also boasts one of the coolest labels in the shop! They only make 2500 to 5000 bottles of this, depending on the year, from a small 1 hectare plot in an appellation which itself is only 5 total hectares.
Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery
Smoky. Vague red fruit. Fast. Good acidity.
Smoky. Vague red fruit. Fast. Good acidity.8.6
Earthy, brambly, medicinal, surprisingly low acid - delicious and dangerously drinkable
Earthy, brambly, medicinal, surprisingly low acid - delicious and dangerously drinkable9.2
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