Mon Blanc 2017
Les Crêtes
Region: Val d’Aosta

Tasting Notes

Colour is bright in the glass with straw yellow hue. Fruity on the nose. Ripe fruit on the palate reminiscent of peaches and green apple, citrus and wet stone with a balanced roundness from the lees and a bracing acidity lending to a refreshing finish.

Blend of Prié Blanc, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay.

Surrounded by the Alps, the Valle d’Aosta is home to the highest elevated vineyards in all of Europe. The region is divided into three main vineyard areas: the upper valley,Valdigne; the central valley; and the lower valley. Most vineyards in the Aosta Valley occupy the steep, south-facing slopes above the Dora Baltea river, a tributary of the Po. The dramatic topography and diminutive size of the valley mean that the area available for viticulture is limited. Much of the valley floor, with its mineral-rich, well-watered soils, is simply too fertile for quality viticulture. As a result, many of the best vineyards here are on the lower slopes, and climb steadily up the slopes to top altitudes of around 1300m above sea level.

Sourced from multiple vineyards throughout Aymavilles. Vines averaging 15 years of age are cultivated on steep slopes comprised of morainic, loose, sandy soils which are exposed to the north-east, south-east and south-west and trained in the French Guyot method. They are at 500-700 meters above sea level.

Gentle pressing, 12 day fermentation in steel tanks under controlled temperature at 18°C. 6 months “sur lies” maturation with continual bâtonnage.

Wine Type: White

Variety: Blend (Prié Blanc, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay)

Classification: DOC

Orientation: Vine exposure to north-east, south-east and south-west

Appellation: Aosta Valley

Gradient: 500-700 masl

Soil: sand and calcareous rock

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Residual Sugar: N/A

Alcohol: 12

Malolactic: N/A

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: N/A

Other Practices: Sustainable