Made from an indigenous grape of Valle d`Aosta, this has a medium intense ruby red colour with violet tinches and a light colouration in the tears. The nose offers savoury aromas of cured meat and dried herbs along with bright forest berry aromas and a smoky minerality. The tannin is well integrated, fine grained and structured and the fruit on the palate ranges from blueberries, black cherries and black plums. This has a lovely balance and complexity to it and gets probably closest to a Syrah or Gamay in flavour and intensity.
`Deep copper tinge. Much riper and fatter on the nose than most top Swiss Petite Arvines. Very broad with lots to chew on. The characteristic grapefruit aroma of Petite Arvine comes with a little bit of grapefruit syrup in this case.` – 16/20 pts Jancis Robinson