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Rotwein 2020 Valle d'Aoste DOC Mayolet, Aosta valley, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Price: 9.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #COC-L.06/01/2021

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Last reviewed: 23 November, 2021
DOC area (french: Vallée d'Aoste) in the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta; see there

By far the smallest Italian region, it lies on the border with France and Switzerland. The area is enclosed in a horseshoe shape by the Valais and Cottian Alps. Viticulture was practised long before the dawn of time by the indigenous population of the Salassi. In 25 BC, the Romans founded the fortress "Augusta Praetoria" (today's capital Aosta) and controlled the Alpine passes over the Small and Great St. Bernard from here. They also brought their wine culture with them. After the Romans, the Benedictines and Cistercians came and painstakingly drove the terraces...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land...

The red grape variety originates from the border region Italy/Switzerland. Synonyms are Maiolet, Maïolet, Majolet, Majolet bon Vin and Majoletto. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, it is a parent of the varieties Neret di Saint-Vincent (Neyret) and the Valais variety Rouge du Pays (Cornalin du Valais) grown close across the border, and there is a parent-offspring relationship with the Prié variety. There is also a colour mutation called Mayolet Gris. In Switzerland, the variety is counted in the grape variety group Alte GewächseAlte...

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