Les Cretes - La Sabla, Val d'Aosta Italy (2020)
Intense ruby colour in the glass. Fruity and floral nose with hints of raspberry and pansies. Fresh with full, round fruit on the palate, soft tannins, notes of raspberry and a lingering spicy finish.
A blend of both indigenous (Mayolet, Petit Rouge and Cornalin) and a small percentage of international varieties, all from estate vineyards.
A blend of fruit sourced from the La Sabla, Bufferia and Sazzé vineyards in Aymavilles. These vines are between 20 and 70 years old.They are cultivated on steep slopes comprised of morainic, loose, sandy soils which are exposed to the north-east, south-east and south-west. They are at 500-750 meters above sea level.
Fermentation in steel tanks under a controlled temperature of 28°C. 10 to 12 day maceration with daily pump over. A further 8 months aging in steel tanks.