Our 3,000 square feet underground temperature-controlled cellar now includes a selection of 10,000+ wines from many different wineries and vintages. This selection represents the world's finest growing regions from such diverse areas as California, Oregon, Washington, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Australia and Portugal.
- Item #: i_378927Bottle Size: 750mlThe Vallée d’Aoste Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle DOC is particularly attractive, since it is made from grapes harvested in the highest vineyards in Europe, at the foot of the impressive Mount Blanc.
Varities grown: Prié Blanc
The domaine was founded in the early eighties with the stated purpose of reviving abandoned vineyards along the picturesque slopes of Mont Blanc in the Valle d’Aosta. This northwestern Italian pocket features the highest-altitude vineyard sites in all of Europe; very few machines are even capable of working such extreme topographies – needless to say, they’re seldom employed within the region.
- Item #: i_303239Bottle Size: 750MLIntense lemon action! Great mineral notes and pairs well with many dishes. - Veronica, Wine Staff
The Blanc de Morgex & de la Salle grape, which now goes by the standardized name Prie' Blanc, makes up this citrus, mineral, crisp white wine. Morgex and La Salle are parts of Italy's Valle D'Aosta region just south of Mont Blanc. These are some of Italy's highest altitude vineyards. Outstanding as an aperitif, along with with fish and vegetable dishes. Typically only around 500 cases of this outstanding Alpine white wine are made each year.
- Item #: i_301504Bottle Size: 750mlThe Grosjean family traces its roots back to the village of Fornet in the high mountain passes of the Valle d'Aosta known as Valgrisenche where they raised cattle. The estate has now grown to encompass seven hectares of vineyards. The oldest pinot vines produce the grapes for this cuvée, which receives daily pressings for two weeks, followed by malolactic fermentation and 10 months in barrique.
The domaine is located in the hamlet of Ollignan on the border of the towns of Quart and Saint Christophe and includes "cru" vineyard sites such as Tzeriat, Rovettaz, Creton and Touren in Quart, plus Tzantè de Bagnere, Merletta and Castello di Pleod in Saint Christophe. After starting out with the traditional Petit Rouge along with some Gamay, Pinot Noir and Petite Arvine, the Grosjeans have planted other local varietals such as Fumin, Cornalin, Premetta and Vuillermin. Sustainable farming techniques have been in place since 1975: only organic fertilizers are applied and no pesticides or herbicides are used. Natural yeasts are utilized for fermentation.
- Item #: i_306119Bottle Size: 750mlThe wines are born in the heart of Valle d'Aosta, in an area particularly suited to viticulture, 4 hectares of vineyards on the hills of Aosta, Saint-Christophe and Quart. Here the vines are treated in a perfect manner, so as to give birth to wines like this Petite Arvie: unique, fragrant and elegant. Rich and varied bouquet, with hints of mulberry flowers, sage, citrus and tropical fruit.Soft and fresh, balanced and pleasantly fruity on the finish.
- Item #: i_306120Bottle Size: 750mlThe Institut Agricole Regional (IAR) in the Valle d'Aosta educates, promotes, and makes their own wines. With this pedigree, their wines are bound to be well-made and true to their territory. The vineyards are in the foothills of the Alps at relatively high altitudes, which make for freshly-styled "mountain wines." Harvest typically takes place in the beginning of October just before the weather starts to turn.
The wine has a medium intensity ruby red hue and aromas & flavors of small red & black forest berries accompanied by balsam notes that give a woodsy/herbal background, and characteristic nuances of pepper and sweet spices. Fumin has a firm structure, with a moderate amount of tannin and bright acidity, which makes for a lively midweight feel. Aged for a year in French oak. Best paired with grilled meats and semi-aged cow and sheep cheeses (especially from the Alpine regions).