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. Cultivation operations partly mechanical and partly manual, with techniques allowed only in organic farming. The fertilizations are carried out with the addition of organic substances (mature bovine manure).
The Petite Arvine grape is grown at 550 m a.s.l. in the Rovettaz vineyard, steeply sloping with southern exposure, in a particularly dry and windy climate where, by our choice, only eco-compatible agronomic techniques are used.
Aging 70% 8 months in steel “sur lie”, 30% 8 months in French oak “sur lie”. In both cases, two batonnages per week are carried out in the months of November and December, 3 months in the bottle. Bottling in June, July.
The resulting wine has a brilliant straw-yellow color, with intense aromas, floral notes and sensations of citrus fruits, in particular pink grapefruit; the good sapidity and the well balanced acid structure allow it a long evolutionary life.
The wine is well suited for 5-6 years of storage.
It goes well with appetizers, white meats and fish.