Please note ALL orders containing warehouse items marked with a icon (3-day lead time) are NOT available for Christmas Delivery. Our Gift Centers Selections can be ordered for Christmas Delivery until Thursday 12/18. You must choose the appropriate expedited delivery options at checkout.
Laurenti Wines.
Shopping Cart | Login | My Account | Shipping Info | Contact Us | FAQ  
3161 Quakerbridge Road    
Mercerville, NJ 08619    
Phone: 609-587-2849    
Fax: 609-890-8603    
Home. Wine Spirits. Beer. Gifts. Fine & Rare. Staff Picks. about Us.
Search Advanced Search
Newsletter Sign-Up.
Facebook Twitter
Current Promotions.

Are you looking for..
A Wine from A Wine made with Italian Spirits Another Type of Spirit A Particular Beer from
Resources.

Les Cretes Valle d'Aosta Fumin Vigne La Tour 750ML 2008
Sku: 21802
Product Rating
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Aosta Valley
Sub-Region: Valle d'Aosta
Type: Still wine
Reg. $53.99
On Sale $44.99
Buy Les Cretes Valle d'Aosta Fumin Vigne La Tour
Deep ruby and garnet highlights. Ripe summer blackberry and spices on the nose, with a hint of earthy fragrances underneath. Full and velvety on the palate with a finely-grained tannin structure and long finish.

OR
Leave a Comment
Other text
The Fumin grape was saved from extinction by Aosta Valley vintners, when, In the ‘80s, they began planting new vineyards with this traditional variety. The grape is characterised by a complex color/flavour profile. Fumin is today considered a key grape in the reintroduction of traditional regional grapes into the winemaking process.

Food pairing
With salami, soups, medium and long aged cheese (for example, "toma”, "fontina”), fondue, red meat, game.

Producer
With 25 hectares (62 acres) of grapes dedicated to wine production, Les Crêtes is the largest privately held vineyard and winery operation in the Aosta Valley. The Aosta Valley, located in northwest Italy, is Italy’s smallest and least populated region. It is an alpine valley with grape growing conditions typically associated with mountain elevations. Close to Mont Blanc and surrounded on three sides by the Italian, French and Swiss Alps, it is a beautiful and unique part of Italy. Les Crêtes vineyards are planted in both indigenous vinifera varieties (Petite Arvine, Petit Rouge, Fumin, Mayolet, Cornalin), as well as the more traditional vinifera varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Muscat) which are also well adapted to the region’s climate and soil conditions. Les Crêtes vineyards are located along the Aosta Valley’s Dora Baltea river and are distributed among vineyard blocks in six different villages; Saint Pierre, Aymavilles, Gressan, Sarre, Aosta and Saint Christophe. Plant densities in the vineyards range from 7,000 to 8,000 vines per hectare. Because the Charrères believe great wines always start with quality grapes, vineyard management at Les Crêtes is firmly based on a meticulous agronomic management system. Spraying to control diseases is kept to a minimum to protect the regions delicate terroir and to follow the new E.U. rural policies for preserving mountainous areas. The soils that have developed over the centuries on the glacial morain hillsides around Aymaville are composed of a mixture of sand and calcareous rocks. Les Crêtes vineyards are located at relatively high mountain elevations (600 to 1,000 m. /1,970 to 3,280 ft.), and due to the high elevation climatic conditions, the harvests at Les Crêtes often begin in late autumn. This gives the grapes time to ripen while exposed to a wide variation in day and night temperatures, a natural process which adds to the unique aromatic character and flavour profile of the resulting wines. Les Crête’s Winemaking: Les Crêtes produces about 230,000 bottles annually (19,200 cases). The winery, the heart of the estate, is located in the scenic Aymavilles area of the Aosta Valley. Visitors to the winery can view the 16th Century Côteau la Tour tower which stands high above the surrounding vineyards and is the symbol of Les Crêtes and its line of quality crafted wines.

FedEx Home | Wine | Spirits | Beer | Gifts | Fine & Rare | Staff Picks | About Us | Contact Us
Laurenti Wines is a division of ShopRite Liquors of Hamilton Twp.Shoprite wines & spirits.
 
 
Copyright © 2014 ShopRite Liquors Laurenti Wines