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