Grosjean – Vallée D’Aosta DOC – Fumin


Tell me about this wine….

Fumin has really been through the wars. Previously considered be a ‘toxic grape’ until winemakers in the Aosta Valley waited to harvest the grapes later in the season, which then resulted in a red wine that, in our humble opinion, could stand alongside robust reds from Tuscany. Now long since beloved of the Aosta Valley locals, basically Fumin is a super Tuscan’s younger cousin, just decidedly cooler and people seem actually to like more, but won’t admit it. Fumin is delicately spicy, rich, strong tannins that are smooth, well-rounded and effortlessly elegant. It’s the turtle-neck and thick-rimmed glasses of the wine world.

Grosjean- Vallée D’Aoste DOC- Fumin

Tell Me About This Vineyard….

“Wine is an experience to be shared, it is not an experience to be made alone. When you open a bottle, it’s like reading a new book, you see adventure, you see a story and every bottle is a new story for me” – Simone Grosjean.

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. The Italians really are rather poetic, and we love it! Grosjean is a vineyard rooted in heritage and family, that’s a formidable combination when it comes to wine. The vines have been handed down from generation to generation but fast forward to the 60’s and the grandfather of Simone took his wine to market. Turns out, it was pretty good, he tells us, better than simply just family table wine. Then from one market to the next, Grosjean Vini grew while the sons and daughters continued to innovate and experiment with wines, turning this vineyard into one that takes heritage, and makes art. Simone tells us, they make French wines in the Italian way, yet they are not limited by history and French wine culture, they can turn all the good parts of French wines, the legacy, the experience and, with Italian style, create new, fresh and exciting wines that are almost ‘new world’ in their spirit, that can reach all corners of the world. To enjoy a bottle of Grosjean wines is to have a little slice of this family in your heart.




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Serve With…

Fumin is in our #SundayWine series. We might even create another series called “Winter Reds”, and Fumin fits into both. Serve with deep conversation in front of a fire indoors in Winter or a BBQ in Summer, enjoy after dinner and put the world to rights.

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