Italian Indigenous Varieties: Neyret Nero

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This week’s variety hails from the Valle d’Aosta. It’s called Neyret Nero. Many thought it came from France or Switzerland but apparently it is indigenous to this interesting particular region of Italy. I love the wines from the Valle d’Aosta. I’ve never had one that contained Neyret, at least not that I know of.  As a variety, it is usually used in blends and brings color and alcohol to the blend. As I was looking up Neyret, I found this interesting article in Vinous by Ian d’Agata. I have written many posts about Valle d’Aosta. Here are a few of them. 

Valle d'Aosta

Neyret is a crossing between Mayolet and Roussin. It is permitted in the Valle d’Aosta DOC and in some of the others in the area. It can also be seen at times blended with Nebbiolo in the region. The Valle d’Aosta is an amazing area and is a beautiful place to visit.

 

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