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2019 Valle d’Aosta “Fumin”

Château Feuillet

Fumin is another compelling, yet extremely rare grape variety endemic to the Valle d’Aosta. From the very first deep purple splash, Château Feuillet’s rendition carries vivid wild berry notes of an almost startling vibrancy—it is simply bursting with juicy fresh fruit! With some air, subtle hints of stones, graphite, herbs, and smoke emerge, providing intrigue in addition to sheer pleasure. Heightened aromatics and tangy acidity betray its origins high in the Alps: Fumin truly is, as Feuillet’s vigneron Maurizio Fiorano puts it, “an age-old pearl of local enology.”

Anthony Lynch

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2019
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 90% Fumin, 10% Syrah
Appellation: Valle d’Aosta
Country: Italy
Region: Valle d’Aosta
Producer: Château Feuillet
Winemaker: Maurizio Fiorano
Vineyard: 10-12 years, 0.5 ha
Soil: Sandy, alluvial topsoil, granite bedrock subsoil
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Valle d’Aosta

map of Valle d’Aosta

Italy’s smallest region by surface area and by annual production, Valle d’Aosta is also one of its most strikingly beautiful. In the heart of the Alps bordering France and Switzerland, this is a stark landscape dominated by jagged, snow-capped peaks, where tiny terraced vineyard parcels cling to steep, rocky slopes of sand and alluvial deposits. Winemaking here dates back to Roman times, and today a growing number of small-scale producers persist with the heroic kind of viticulture required to brave this extreme terrain.

In the shadow of the Mont Blanc, the Valle d’Aosta runs west to east, providing excellent southern exposure to the vineyards on its northern slopes. In spite of the altitude—these are some of Europe’s highest vineyards—the hot, dry summers provide conditions in which a number of indigenous varieties, along with others of French or Swiss origin, truly thrive. Petite Arvine, Prié Blanc, Petit Rouge, Fumin, and Cornalin are just a few of the grapes responsible for the region’s whites and reds, which range from bright juicy, aromatic, and mineral-driven to powerful and rustic in character.

Château Feuillet represents our first Valle d’Aosta import. With its singular wines from an absolutely breathtaking environment, it is certainly a region to get excited about.

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When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:

1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.

Inspiring Thirst, page 174

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