Grosjean Petit Arvine 2021


Grosjean's Petite Arvine is a white wine that expresses all the mountain freshness of the Aosta Valley. It is left to rest in barrique and steel, presenting a complex and well-structured profile, rich and with a fresh and clean body, embroidered on an aromatic porphyry of green apple, alpine herbs, citrus fruits and spicy hints. Organic Wine

Petite Arvine
, the local white variety, is sourced from the Rovettaz vineyard situated at 700 meters above sea level. Ripe peach and fennel notes are met with a salty, alpine-influenced finish that also harnesses some of that mystical mint profile that's also evident in the Torrette.

The Grosjean family has been farming their vineyards in the mountains of Italy's Valle D'Aoste for generations, but it wasn't until 1969 that they were recognized at a local expo and the wines began to be exported. Importer Neal Rosenthal is dialed into the alpine vineyards throughout northern Italy like no one else. His portfolio is so diverse, but it's these smaller, more modestly priced producers from esoteric regions that define the brilliance of his band of vignerons.

As far as Italian alpine reds and whites go, there's very little competition in this realm of organic and biodynamic estates. The village of Fornet in the Valle D'Aoste sits in the shadow of the towering Mont Blanc. As you can imagine, the high altitude conditions provide a snap and clarity to the wines here, with signature cool, herbal and mint notes.