Grosjean Freres 2015 Pinot Noir, Vigne Tzeriat, Valle d'Aosta DOC
Item Number: 13841
Region: Valle d'Aosta
Sub Region: Valle d'Aosta
Appellation/AVA: Valle d'Aosta DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Vigne Tzeriat
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 0 g/l
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Sand
Elevation: 2,624 feet
Case Production: 190
Average Vine Age: 5-40 years old
Vineyard Notes: Grapes are from the Tzeriat vineyard (southern exposure) in the town of Quart.
Winemaking Notes: Pinot Noir fruit is 100% destalked. Punch down occurs three times daily with an air pump for the first 5 days and subsequently only once daily. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The free run wine is aged in barriques for 18 months and an additional 6 months in bottle before being released. This wine is aged partly in steel and partly in oak and is lightly filtered before bottling.
93pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 3/4/2021
"A release of about 3,000 bottles from a three-hectare parcel at a whopping 850 meters above sea level, the Grosjean 2016 Vallée d'Aoste Pinot Noir Vigne Tzeriat is a soft, glossy and polished expression with wild berry, blue flowers, potting soil, mountain flowers and tart almond. The fruit is farmed organically and the wine ages in barrique for 18 months. This is a tight, lean-bodied red with the fresh acidity and the bright berry flavors to pair with your next Thanksgiving dinner of wild turkey and buttery acorn squash."