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Rotwein 2011 Valle d'Aoste DOC Vigne Rovettaz "Torrette superieur" , Aosta valley, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 17.80 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Cement
Registration number: #Gro-L1221

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Last reviewed: 17 April, 2019
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 Orion Gris, Oriou, Oriou Curare, Oriou Lombard, Oriou Petit Rouge, Oriou Picciou, Oriou Voirard, Picciou Rouge, Picciou Rouzo and Rouge du Valais. The Oriou synonyms are different varieties. It must not be confused with the Cornalin (Humagne Rouge) variety, despite the synonyms that seem to indicate it. It is one of the oldest and most widespread varieties in the Aosta Valley. The parentage is unknown. A presumed descent from Burgundy or a presumed cross between local variety x wild vine is unlikely from a genetic and...

The red grape variety originates from the border region Italy/Switzerland. The name is derived from the French fumée (smoke) and refers to the waxy layer on the ripe berries. Synonyms are Fumen, Fumin Femmina, Fumin Maschio and Fumin Nero. First mentioned in 1785 under the name Fumen, it is one of the oldest varieties in the Aosta Valley. For this reason, it is classified in Switzerland in the group of old v ines. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2011, it is a parent of the Vuillermin variety, and closely related to the Petit Rouge variety (siblings). The long-cherished assumption that Fumin and...

The red grape variety comes from the Aosta Valley in Italy on the Swiss border. The name probably derives from "corniolo", the Italian name for the cornelian cherry. Synonyms are Broblanc, Cargnola, Cornalino Nero, Cornallin, Corniola,(Italy); Cornalin d'Aoste, Cornalino, Humagne Rouge(Switzerland). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the Olivette Noire (Corniola Nera), Petit Rouge or Rouge du Pays (Cornalin du Valais) varieties. In Switzerland, Cornalin belongs to the old vine varieties group.

Cornalin - Weintraube und Blatt

The red grape variety originates from the border region Italy/Switzerland. Synonyms are Bonda, Neblou, Neblu, Premetta, Prëmetta, Prié Rouge, Prié Rozdo, Prometta and Prumetta. It must not be confused with the Bonda variety on the basis of apparently indicative synonyms or morphological similarities. The French ampelographer Adrien Berget suspected as early as the beginning of the 20th century that she might be a direct descendant of the Prié variety (Prié Blanc), which was confirmed by DNA analyses. The origin is the Italian Aosta Valley. In Switzerland, the variety is counted among the Alte...

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