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Nadir Cunéaz ‘Les Gosses’ Rouge Vallée d’Aoste DOP 2016

Estate: Located in the steep slopes of Gressan in Aosta, northwestern Italy, Nadir Cunéaz farms less than a hectare of vines, with a total production of just a couple thousand bottles each year. He works without chemicals and with a low intervention approach in both the vineyard and cellar.

Winemaking: ‘Les Gosses’ is French for little children, of which Nadir has 3, additionally the wine is a blend of 3 grapes. From south facing vines, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, aged in stainless steel for at least 12 months, followed by 4 months in the bottle before release. Unfined, unfiltered. Only 60 cases produced.

Tasting Notes: Dark red-violet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, plum jam, dusty earth, and flinty minerality. A savoury streak underscores black cherry, blackberry, shake of black pepper, graphite minerality, good acidity and fine tannins. Dark berries and a wisp of smoky earth linger between each silky sip.

60% Vien de Nus, 25% Petit Rouge, 15% Vuillermin
Rouge Vallée d’Aoste DOP
Italy
Estate Bottled by La Cantina di Cunéaz Nadir
13% Alcohol
$32

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