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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Valle d'Aosta “Cornalin”
Cornalin Planted in 2011 Sandy, alluvial topsoil, granite bedrock subsoil .25 ha
Valle d’Aosta “Fumin”
90% Fumin, 10% Syrah 10-12 years Sandy, alluvial topsoil, granite bedrock subsoil 0.5 ha
Valle d’Aosta “Torrette”
90% Petit Rouge, 10% Mayolet 10-12 years Sandy, alluvial topsoil, granite bedrock subsoil 0.5 ha
Valle d’Aosta “Petite Arvine”
100% Petite Arvine 6-10 years Sandy, alluvial topsoil, granite bedrock subsoil 1.5 ha
Valle d’Aosta “Torrette” Superiore
100% Petit Rouge 15 years average Sandy, alluvial topsoil, granite bedrock subsoil 0.5 ha
Valle d’Aosta “Moscato Bianco”
Moscato Bianco 6 years Sandy, alluvial topsoil, granite bedrock subsoil .5 ha
Valle d'Aosta “Traminer”
Traminer Planted in 2007, 2008 Sandy, alluvial topsoil, granite bedrock subsoil .35 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vines sit at 700-900 meters above sea level
• Green harvesting in July

Valle d’Aosta “Cornalin”:
• From a south-facing vineyard
• Harvested in mid October
• Alcoholic fermentation lasts approximately 10 days in stainless steel
• Aged in stainless steel vats for 4 months and then 1 month in bottle

Valle d’Aosta “Fumin”:
• From a south-facing vineyard
• Harvested in late October/very early November
• Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks lasts 15-20 days
• Malolactic fermentation in 300-liter French oak barrels
• Aging consists of 3-6 months in 300-liter French oak barrels and then matures in stainless steel tanks until May bottling

Valle d’Aosta “Torrette”:
• Torrette is one of the four areas of central Valle d’Aosta
• Vines sit at 700 meters altitude and face southeast
• Harvested in late September
• Alcoholic fermentation lasts 10-15 days in stainless steel
• Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
• Aged in stainless steel vats until April bottling
• The two grape varieties are vinified separately, then blended in the spring following the harvest

Valle d’Aosta “Petite Arvine”:
• From a southeast-facing vineyard
• Harvested in mid October
• Alcoholic fermentation lasts 20-25 days in stainless steel
• Aged in stainless steel vats for 90 days

Valle d’Aosta “Torrette” Superiore:
• From a southeast-facing vineyard
• Harvested in late October
• Alcoholic fermentation lasts 10-15 days in stainless steel
• Aged in 300-liter French oak barrel for 90-100 days

Valle d’Aosta “Moscato Bianco”:
• Vines planted at 800 meters above sea level
• Harvested in mid-October
• Grapes are crushed and cold-macerated for 2 days, then pressed
• Fermentation lasts about 2 weeks and takes place in stainless steel tanks
• Wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation
• Wine ages on fine less until January, then is racked and aged until mid-March when it is bottled
• Wine ages in bottle for 2 months
• Wine is vinified dry

Valle d’Aosta “Traminer”:
• From a south-facing vineyard
• Harvested in late October
• Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks lasts 15-20 days
• Aged in stainless steel tanks for four months until bottling

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Valle d'Aosta
Appellation(s)
Valle d’Aosta
Producer
Maurizio Fiorano
Founded
1997
Annual Production
1,500 cases
Farming
Sustainable
Website
http://www.chateaufeuillet.vievini.it
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