Frères Grosjean Petite Arvine 2008
This past year, I have many times found myself reaching for the unique and unpretentious wines of Italy’s Valle d’Aosta. One Valle d’Aosta producer whose bottles I am always happy to encounter on the retail shelf is Frères Grosjean, exactly because I know I am in for just such a treat.
Frères Grosjean’s Petite Arvine 2008 filled me with emotional impressions of nature unspoiled, of grassy meadows, mountain streams and wild herbs. A nostalgic finish brought to mind thoughts of home and bowls of sliced pears covered with honey and crushed almonds.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
I enjoyed this wonderful bottle with family members as we ate slices of prosciutto and Emmenthaler cheese, followed by herbed chicken sausages, good potato salad and mango barley salsa.
When pairing this wine with food, I recommend playing to its rich and complex palate, bright minerality and citrus notes.
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