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Institut Agricole Régional Gamay Vallée d’Aoste DOC 2015

Winery: Located in the western Alps of northwest Italy, Institut Agricole Régional is a school and research center dedicated to all types of farming. Founded in 1951, the institute is committed to agronomic, economic, fruit, wine and livestock development. Their viticulture department explores experimental plantings, such as international varieties and their possible suitability into the Valle d’Aosta region, along with preserving ancient varietals and historical vineyards.

Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red in colour with vivid aromas of strawberry, raspberry and chocolate. The flavours delightfully mirror the aromas, with red berries given a shake of crushed pink peppercorn. Bright acidity compliments the dry, yet plush finish. Easy drinking, fresh and fruity, this will disappear right before your eyes.

100% Gamay
Vallée d’Aoste DOC
Produced and Bottled by Institut Agricole Régional
13.5% Alcohol
€ 10 [I enjoyed this in Florence, Italy, unfortunately it is currently not available in the US.]

2 comments on “Institut Agricole Régional Gamay Vallée d’Aoste DOC 2015

  1. I wonder if some of the Swiss bred crosses such as Gamaret or Garanoir would work in Aosta?

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  2. Interesting observation, I imagine the Institut Agricole would be the place to look for the answer 😉 Obviously there are many variables, soil, climate etc, but I think it would be possible.


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