Frères Grosjean Petite Arvine 2008

Frères Grosjean Petite Arvine 2008

grosjean-petite-arvine-2008This 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.

Tasting Notes:

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.

You can read more about Frères Grosjean on Vintrospective here


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Joel Mack has worked for a celebrated importer / distributor of Italian wines and continues to study the wines and winemaking of Italy. He has advised many restaurants in making their Italian wine list selections and has provided training to restaurant staff. Today, Joel conducts wine classes and leads specialized private and corporate tastings of Italian wines. Joel carried out his higher education at a highly regarded College of Music and continues to extend an artistic point of view to Italian wine, balanced with factual information about wine, its nature and identity. By day, he applies his time to collaborative software technology. Joel can be contacted at joel at vintrospective dot com.

2 thoughts on “Frères Grosjean Petite Arvine 2008”

  1. Joel, Vda wines are fantastic, as you know I love this wines and this country and Grosjean is a very important producer. I like when you talk about this little country between mountais and his particular wines. It’ a big big pleasure for me 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Hi Fabrizio, your passion for VdA and its wines is a great inspiration for wine lovers to request and explore the region’s fantastic wines. I am very happy to say that this year I’ve seen VdA’s wines more available in the wine shops than ever before ! Thanks for your comment ! best, Joel.

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