The Aosta Valley is the smallest wine producing area in all of Italy and, as a northern Alpine region, there is a strong French influence in everything from culture to language.
In terms of wine, the Aosta Valley is a region in its own right that at one point had so many growing vines that you could write a book about it. With wine roots that date back to before the Roman era, it has an incredibly rich history.
The wines produced today are still elegant mountain wines, perfectly reflecting the beauty of the breathtaking landscapes and colors of the valley. The mineral taste conquers the palate with every sip and the international varieties have slowly filled the void created by the phylloxera, but the wines to keep an eye on are made from unique grapes such as Fumin, Priè Rouge, Priè Blanc and many others.