Inherited the lands by his wife, in 1968 Grandpa Dauphin started bottling his own wine for the “II Exposition des Vins du Val d’Aoste”: the success of that fair encouraged the Grosjean grandfather’s drive that brought the farm from 3000 sq.m to the current 12 hectares. In the following years, all five sons committed themselves to the work: Vincent, Giorgio, Marco, Fernand and Eraldo, everyone expert in his own department. A new winery was built in 2000 in order to hold the increasing harvests. In 2011 a breakthrough happened: by mutual agreement the organic conversion started, the first winery in Valle d’Aosta. In 2015 a further renewal allowed to increase the winery in order to host all the 120,000 bottles produced.
Guyot bush forming system. Both mechanical and manual farming operations, with techniques allowed in the organic farming. No use of insecticides, nor acaricides, and not even chemical weeding are performed. Ferlilisation is performed just with organic substances (manure).
Vinification with destemmed grapes, maceration with skin for 5-6 days pumping over three times a day at 27-28°C controlled temperature. Aging refinement in stainless steel tanks.
Single variety wine from Gamay, well balanced, featuring a brilliant ruby red colour, with a delicately intense fruity bouquet, the strawberry in evidence, complex, soft, with good freshness and delicate hints of tannin.
Excellent when combined with salami, “motzetta” (kind of dried meat) and lard, as well as with traditional Aosta Valley soups.