Wine lovers will be fascinated by the magic of the Vallée which has a small (only 400 hectares of vineyards) but strong wine-growing identity.
It is easy to fall in love of the rare and variegated beauty of these lands, but even more by observing the suggestive wine landscapes, which really leave you breathless. It is no coincidence that in Valle d'Aosta we talk about heroic viticulture, with vineyards attached to the rocky walls and steep slopes. The vine is cultivated along the valley of the Dora Baltea and on the slopes of the mountains under pergolas supported by pillars that redesign the side of the mountains. The wines are produced with traditional and native Valdostan vines and give life to some of the most important DOC of the territory.
Large cooperative wineries and small resistant producers make all varieties of Valle d'Aosta like Petit Rouge, Fumin, Cornalin, Prëmetta, Vien de Nus and the rediscovered Vuillermin among the red grapes and, among the whites, Petite Arvine and Prié Blanc.
Take advantage of your stay to organize a Wine Tour & Tasting, a journey of discovery and taste, from the vineyard to the cellar.
WINERIES BIKING TOUR
A beautiful idea for holidays and free time, an oxygenating ride between chardonnay, turrets, pinot noir, petit arvine, fumin and cornalin vines, followed by wine tasting in the winery.
The vineyard tour is a fascinating and fun way to explore and discover the Aosta Valley, immersed in spectacular landscapes.
Difference in altitude: 250 m
Length: 30 Km
Technical difficulty: easy
Physical difficulty: average
Type of route: paved and unpaved roads
In addition to wines, local gastronomic products are another strong expression of the Aosta Valley terrirory.
There are several products not to be missed, those that have obtained the DOP recognition, namely Fontina, Valle d'Aosta Fromadzo, Jambon de Bosses and Vallée d'Aoste Lard d'Arnad, which can be combined with prestigious Valle d'Aosta wines, today united under a single Appellation of Controlled Origin Valle d'Aosta - Vallée d'Aoste.
In addition to DOP and DOC products, there are many typical products that will delight palates, honey, black bread, cured meats (Boudin, Motzetta, Saouseusse, Teteun, Saint-Oyen grilled Jambon), cheeses (Gressoney toma, Salignön, goat cheeses) and the fruits (apples, walnuts, chestnuts) without forgetting Grappa and Génépy.
Rely on our Concierges, who will be glad to suggest you the best food and wine itineraries to discover the places of maturation and processing of typical products, crossing the ancient villages and ecomuseums where even today it is possible to rediscover the processing techniques of the past and then finish the journey savoring the excellences of the territory among the producers.