La Kiuva Rouge de Vallée Valle d’Aosta, Italy

SKU: P-3833
La Kiuva Rouge de Vallée Valle d’Aosta, Italy

La Kiuva Rouge de Vallée Valle d’Aosta, Italy

SKU: P-3833
Regular price $20.00 Sale price $16.00 Save 20%
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Founded in the second half of the 1970s, La Kiuva is a cooperative winery with 50 grower members located in the heart of the Aosta Valley. The word kiuva is local dialect for a “sheaf of leaves” typically gathered in the fall to feed livestock. It’s also a play on the Italian chi uva meaning literally “who grape.”*

With some of the highest-lying vineyards in the world, the growers of La Kiuva are devoted to the cultivation of distinctive grape varieties like the local clone of nebbiolo known as picotendro. Bordered by France to the west and Switzerland to the north, the Aosta Valley is renowned for its ability to deliver fresh but highly complex wines thanks to the region’s combination of altitude, diluvial subsoils, alpine air currents, and extremely steep terraced pergola-trained vineyards.*

With roughly 15 hectares planted to vine, La Kiuva’s growers do all their vineyard work by hand, not by choice but necessity; the vineyard slopes are so steep that they are not accessible to tractors. A favorite among wine critics, La Kiuva is known for the freshness and wonderful drinkability of its alpine wines.*

The 2021 La Kiuva Rouge de Vallée indeed embodies the fresh and ethereally elegant character of mountain wines. Light-to-medium-bodied, it captivates the senses with aromas and flavors of brambly red raspberries, cherries, and strawberries. On the palate, the fruits are laced with subtle hints of spring herbs and baking spice; white pepper emerges on the long finish buoyed by vibrant acidity that gives it a youthful kick.

Producer Name: La Kiuva
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Valle d’Aosta
Appellation: Valle d’Aosta
Grape Varietals: 70% Picotendro (local Nebbiolo clone), 30% Gros Vien, Neyret, Cornalin and Fumin.
Vintage: 2021
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body Red
ABV: 13.5%
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Glass Burgundy Bottle
Closure Style: Cork

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