Aosta Valley

Welcome to Aosta Valley month! Here at The Italian Wine Shop, we are obsessed, and we do meanĀ truly obsessed, with Italian wine, particularly wine that evokes memories. This month’s memory or daydream (if you’ve never visited the area) is of time spent in the mountains. Given that the Aosta Valley is cradled by the raw, rugged, imposing mountains surrounding Mont Blanc, we think of times sitting aside roaring fires, in good company, drinking deep and robust wines. Wines that embody the terroir, the altitude, the minerality, wines that taste both of crisp mountain air, of star-lit clear skies, yet feel cosy and full of, what is it the Danish say ?- “hygge?”

Aosta Valley

The Vineyard Less Travelled

This month we have hand-selected just four vineyards, two of whom are exclusive to the UK market from us, and one where production is a maximum of 1000 bottles of each wine per season, not even available outside The Aosta Valley itself. So, to say you’ll be trying wine that is symbolic of mountain “arrangiarsi”, of family, of legacy, and of experimentation, is an understatement. Given this enchanting valley’s proximity to France, sharing its border, you’ll discover French wines, made the Italian way. Enjoy – and take a journey through this quiet and tranquil mountain region via your palate with The Italian Wine Shop.

Aosta Valley
Aosta Valley