budget friendly estate bottled italy

La Crotta di Vegneron Petite Arvine 2011


La Crotta di Vegneron Petite Arvine 2011 arrived at my doorstep a couple of months back as part of my fun Italian wine club from one of my favourite NYC wine shops. I was enthusiastic to give it a pour since Petite Arvine is not a grape one usually has access to in the States. La Crotta di Vegneron is a small co-op located in the village of Chambave, east of Aosta in northwestern Italy. The tiny patchwork of vineyards are located on south facing steep slopes 450-1050 meters in altitude. Their winemaking philosophy is one that emphasizes respecting “the underlying terroirs and indigenous varietals of the region”. This bottling was vinified in stainless steel and rested on its lees for 8 months.


Golden yellow in colour, pleasantly contrasting aromas of honeysuckle and lemon rind radiated from the glass. Pink grapefruit and traces of orange zest comprised the light body. Lemon notes were joined by briney minerals in the crisp finish. Simple yet quite charismatic, this is a light, zippy glass perfect on a summery day.


100% Petite Arvine
Vallée d’Aosta
Estate Bottled by La Crotta di Vegneron Coop. Agr.
13% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2017

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