La Kiuva 'Rose de Vallee' 2018

Article number: La Kiuva Rose Vallee 18
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The Valle d’Aosta is the fascinating Alpine junction between France, Switzerland, and Italy. In the extreme northwest of Italy, most people typically speak both French and Italian. The region is quite dry, requiring irrigation to keep grapes alive, with soil comprised of blue and green granite. The La Kiuva co-op was formed in 1975 and produced its first wine in 1979, continuously producing a high yield of wine to keep the region on the map. They have not sacrificed quality for quantity, and still use many traditional methods. Forever struggling to improve, they have employed a consultant who visits the co-op’s vines bi-weekly and offers advice to growers in order to avoid usage of chemical pesticides, and they have relied on indigenous yeasts for fermentation since 2009. The “Rosé de Vallée” is a blend of nebbiolo, gros vien, and neyret, that macerates on the skins for 12 hours and is fermented without the skins in stainless steel. It spends 6 months aging in steel and 2 more in bottle before release. It displays lovely aromas of fresh red fruit and wild berries with a streak of minerality and zesty acidity.

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