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District Valle d'Aosta

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LES ABEILLES

Vino da uve stramature

Grape varieties and style

100% Muscat Petit Grain. Sweet and aromatic late harvest. No oak

Vineyards

various vineyard blocks in the villages of Gressan and Aymavilles

Terroir

loose, sandy, moraine soil. North-western and southern exposure. Altitude 600 to 950 meters (1,968 to 3,116 feet)

First year production

2000

Annual production

2,400 bottles

Surface

training method Guyot

Harvest

harvested by hand at the end of November

Vinification

soft pressing of late harvest grapes with 45 days fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures. Aged 10 months in the bottle

Characteristics

brilliant golden yellow hue. Fruit (dried apricots), spice and hint of acacia flower honey on the nose. Complex palate with sweet, soft, mineral undertones. Long, fresh finish

Food pairings

Pastries like almond and hazelnuts cakes and fruit tarts. Medium and long aged high fat content cheeses, for example, Cambosana, Gorgonzola, Bleu d’Aoste, Blue Stilton, Fontina

Side note

The Muscat grapes are picked late in the autumn when they are perfectly ripe. The name of this wine “Les Abeilles” means “bees” in English and was used because bees love to sweetness of the Muscat berries

Optimum serving temperature

14/16 °C (54-57°F)

Recommended glass

tulip

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