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Donnas Vallée d’Aoste 2008

Whatever your enthusiasm or knowledge level is for wine, it is always fantastic to know an excellent sommelier. They know their list inside and out, and when they are aware of your preferences, they can bring you incredibly unexpected gems. To follow up the spectacular Vini La Favola Fravolato IGP 2010  we enjoyed with our cheese plate and veggie antipasti, the sommelier selected Donnas Vallée d’Aoste to accompany dinner of pizza and goat cheese filled pasta smothered in fennel pollen and black pepper. Caves Cooperatives de Donnas was founded in 1971 by a small group of grape growers in the Lower Valle d’Aoste village in the extreme northwest of Italy. The vineyards are located on steep cliffs 300 meters above sea level, out of which the Romans had chiseled out roads and buildings in antiquity. Difficult to access and cultivate, the growers practice traditional viticulture methods, all processes are done by hand and distributed throughout the entire year.

Dark ruby in colour with cozy aromas of cherry, mint and cigar box spice. Cherry and blackberry flavours joined earthy minerals and a mouth puckering acidity, whilst sandalwood and herbaceous traces comprised the clean finish. With an enchanting balance of delicate and rustic elements, this is a warmhearted glass excellent with a wide variety of dishes.

90% Nebbiolo, 10% Freisa and Neyret
Valle d’Aoste
Bottled in the area of origin by Caves Cooperatives de Donnas
13% Alcohol
$24 [Average price]
Enjoy now thru 2015

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