2020 La Kiuva de Vallee Rouge
An elegant pale ruby in-glass, complex aromas of leather and red cherry on the nose. Light-bodied and.
Light and ruby red color of moderate intensity. Fine, intense and vinous bouquet with sensations of red fruit and delicate spicy notes. Dry, smooth and harmonious taste, enriched by tannin notes with a slighty bitter finish – Winery Notes
Great Accolades! A lighter red with soft red fruit and a touch of rose with smooth tannins and a dry finish. Great on it’s own, with finger foods, or lighter Italian dishes.
La Kiuva Description: Light, ruby red color. Fine, intense bouquet with sensations of red fruit and delicate spicy notes. Dry, smooth and harmonious taste, enriched by tannin notes with a slightly bitter finish. Pair with mushroom soup, cold cuts, and the lardo of Arnad.
70% Picotendro (local Nebbiolo clone), Gros Vien, Neyret, Cornalin and Fumin.
The Aosta Valley is an Alpine valley which with its tributary valleys includes the Italian slopes of Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and the Matterhorn; its highest peak is Mont Blanc (4,810 m or 15,780 ft). This makes it the highest region in Italy by list of Italian regions by highest point.
The Aosta Valley was the first government authority to adopt Modern French as the official language in 1536, three years before France itself. In modern times, Italian and French are the region’s official languages and are used for the regional government’s acts and laws, though Italian is much more widely spoken in everyday life, and French is mostly spoken in cultural life. Education is conducted evenly in French and Italian, so that anyone who has gone to school in the Aosta Valley can speak French to at least a medium-high level.
Climate: The valleys, usually above 1,600 m (5,200 ft), annually have a Cold Continental Climate (Dfc). In this climate the snow season is very long, as long as 8 or 9 months at the highest points. During the summer, mist occurs almost every day. These areas are the wettest in the western Alps. Temperatures are low, between −7 °C (19 °F) and −3 °C (27 °F) in January, and in July between 20 °C (68 °F) and 35 °C (95 °F). In this area is the town of Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, which may be the coldest town in the Western Alps and where the winter average temperature is around −7 °C (19 °F).