Noussan

In the breathtakingly beautiful alpine region of Val d’Aosta in the extreme NW corner of Italy, Franco Noussan is an agronomy professor and a grower-garagiste winemaker. He and his wife Gabriella have a total of 18 tiny, scattered parcels, which they work themselves by hand and organically. Their low-yielding vines range in age from 40 to 90 years old and include Petit Rouge, Cornalin, Mayolet, Fumin, Vin de Nuys, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, with altitudes of up to 1300 meters. They hand-harvest the fruit and make the wines in the tiny garage under their hillside house, using a hand press, natural yeasts and a mix of steel tanks, botti and old barriques. Intense sunshine, cold nights, poor, rocky soils and restraint in the cellar add up to ripe but dark-fruited, structured, savory, mineral wines.

For more information, visit: http://www.noussanvini.it/

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB8339-15
Organic
Pinot Noir
2015
Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir. From 3 south-facing parcels of old vines up to 800 meters in altitude. Noussan farms them organically and harvests by hand... Read More
Italy Valle d'Aosta

DB8375-16
Organic
Pinot Gris Blanc du Tzanté
2016
Pinot Gris
100% Pinot Gris. The wine is named for the village of Tzanté where the Noussan parcels are located at 600-750m altitude. The fruit is... Read More
Italy Valle d'Aosta

DB8341-15
Organic
Torrette DOC
2015
Petit Rouge
70% Petit Rouge + 30% Fumin/Vin de Nuys/Cornalin/Mayolet. Torrette DOC calls for 70% Petit Rouge and allows for a range of other local reds... Read More
Italy Valle d'Aosta

DB8340-15
Organic
Torrette Superiore DOC
2015
Petit Rouge
70% Petit Rouge/30% Fumin. Both the Torrette and Torrette Superiore DOC's call for 70% Petit Rouge and allows for a range of other local... Read More
Italy Valle d'Aosta