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Les Cretes Valle d'Aosta Torrette 750ml 2010
Sku: 1682850
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Aosta Valley
Sub-Region: Valle d'Aosta
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal Red Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $29.99
On Sale $26.69
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Cherry and cranberry nose. Medium bodied with red fruit, crisp acid and velvety tannins on the palate. Clean finish.
Vinous 91 points - The 2010 Torrette bursts from the glass with dark red fruits, grilled herbs, earthiness, tobacco and flowers. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, giving the wine an attractive sense of lift. As always, the tannins are a bit rough around the edges, but at the end of the day, it is the intensity of the fruit and the wine’s overall personality that are most convincing. There will always be an element of wildness here, but that is part of the wine’s DNA. The Torrette is 70% Petit Rouge and 30% other indigenous varieties, and is aged exclusively in stainless steel. -- Antonio Galloni  (Feb 2011)

Wine Advocate 91 points - The 2010 Torrette bursts from the glass with dark red fruits, grilled herbs, earthiness, tobacco and flowers. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, giving the wine an attractive sense of lift. As always, the tannins are a bit rough around the edges, but at the end of the day, it is the intensity of the fruit and the wine?s overall personality that are most convincing. There will always be an element of wildness here, but that is part of the wine?s DNA. The Torrette is 70% Petit Rouge and 30% other indigenous varieties, and is aged exclusively in stainless steel. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. (Feb 2012)

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Technical notes
Dry red wine. 70% Petit Rouge (indigenous vinifera variety), 30% blend of other varieties typical of the region (Mayolet, Tinturier, Cornalin). No oak.

Other text
The Petit Rouge is the most cultivated grape in the Valle d’Aosta region. It is a historical variety whose parentage is the ancient "Orious” family of grapes from the Aosta Valley.

Food pairing
Grilled, oven-baked, stewed and "in carpaccio” blue fish, other kinds of fish spices aromatic herbs and/or tomatoes sauces seasoned, soups, salami, fish/vegetables/cereal based soups, short and medium aged cheeses, fondue, white roasted meat.


 
 

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