This week’s Italian indigenous grape variety hails from the Valle d’Aosta and is called Mayolet. It is usually found in blends with Petit Rouge and Oriou Gros. It can usually be found in the DOC wine called Torrette. Les Cretes has a wonderful version of this wine. It also can be made into a monovarietal wine under the denomination of Valle d’Aosta Mayolet DOC. I found one for sale in New York State by Feudo di San Maurizio. I love the fact that they have one hectare. I got this great map from their site but it doesn’t say who made it. I have never tasted a wine made with Mayolet so I can’t describe it to but I look forward to trying one.
I love wines from the Valle d’Aosta and have great memories of traveling there and of the sky at night with thousands of stars.I wrote a long post about it recently for the #ItalianFWT monthly twitter chat on Alpine wines.