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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
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
* "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 “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

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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