Müller Thurgau is a vine obtained by the clonal crossbreeding of Riesling and Silvaner to adapt to the cool climates of the north. Thanks to its characteristics of particular vigour and precocious ripening it is generally found throughout Central Europe. In the Aosta Valley it was introduced after 1946. The climate, characterized by thermal changes in particular during the maturation period, favours the formation of the elegant bouquet which distinguishes this wine.
Area of production: South-east, south-west and north-west facing vineyards in the municipalities of Nus, Fénis, Chambave, Verrayes, Saint-Denis, Pontey at 450/680 m a.s.l.
Soil type: Morainic, loose, sandy, medium sloped
Varieties: 100% Müller Thurgau
Vine training system: Guyot, Cordon
Harvest: First decade in September
Vinification/Ageing: In steel, at 14/16°C, after a partial cold maceration. Sur lie ageing for 6 months in steel, with frequent batonnages
Sight: Straw yellow, with a good consistency
Smell: Intense and persistent, fruity. Scents of ripe apples, figs and bananas
Taste: The impact is very fresh, dry, full bodied with pleasantly sapid sensations
Serving temperature: 10/12°C
Wine and food matching: Aperitif wine, soups, vegetable soups, white meats seasoned with spices or herbs