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Rosé wine 2020 Valle d'Aoste DOC Rosé, Aosta valley, Italy

Type: Rosé wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Price: 13.90 €
Bottle closure: Synthetic
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Petit Rouge
Registration number: #LCC-L14A20

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Last reviewed: 2 May, 2021
DOC area (french: Vallée d'Aoste) in the Italian region of Valle d'Aosta; see there

By far the smallest Italian region is located on the border with France and Switzerland. The area is enclosed in a horseshoe shape by the Valais and Cottian Alps. Viticulture was carried out by the native population of the Salassi long before the turn of time. In 25 B.C. the Romans founded the fortress "Augusta Praetoria" (today's capital Aosta) and from here they controlled the Alpine passes over the Little and Great St. Bernard. They also brought their wine culture with them. After the Romans, the Benedictines and Cistercians came and laboriously drove the...

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 ideal for...

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...

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