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Date Printed: 4/1/2015
Les Cretes Valle d'Aosta Chardonnay 2010
Les Cretes Valle d'Aosta Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 119833)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/1/2015: $22.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Valle d'Aosta Chardonnay is a lovely yellow. The nose is delicately floral with hints of banana and a bit of plum. On the palate, the wine is soft, fruity and mineral. This Chardonnay from this region is grown with excellent results, giving a wine with exuberant fruit flavor, combined with a pure expression of the "terroir" of the mountain.

Pair with appetizers, main dishes, flans, fish, red and white meat, and cheeses.

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About Les Cretes:

Originally from France, the Charrere family moved in the mid 1700s to what is now the Aosta Valley of Italy. They started out as farmers and millers, establishing a home site and building a water powered mill on their property in Aymaville. In 1955 the Charrères planted their first two hectares of grapes, focusing on making quality wines out of the indigenous vinifera varieties grown in the Aosta Valley. In 1989 the Charreres enlarged the original estate and built the Les Cretes winery.

The winery, the heart of the estate, is located in the scenic Aymavilles area of the Aosta Valley. Visitors to the winery can view the 16th Century Coteau la Tour tower which stands high above the surrounding vineyards and is the symbol of Les Cretes and its line of quality crafted wines.