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Petite Arvine

Petite Arvine is a white grape variety that is grown in the Valais region of Switzerland and also a few vineyards in the Aosta Valley of Italy. It has a unique profile that creates a delicious white wine that is worthy of exploration.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Petite Arvine grapes have a yellow-green skin and are known for producing a very aromatic, dry white wine with a high level of acidity. It has aromas of citrus, white flowers, honey, and a hint of minerality. On the palate, it is medium-bodied with powerful flavours of white peach, pear, and almonds.

Fresh Petite Arvine grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Petite Arvine is mainly grown in the Valais region of Switzerland, where it is used in the production of some of the region's most highly rated wines. It is also found in the Aosta Valley of Italy, where it is used to make some unique wines. The grapes of Petite Arvine need to be able to ripen slowly in order to develop the desired flavour profile. This is achieved by planting the vines on south-facing slopes that ensure the grapes are exposed to the sun for the longest amount of time. The winemaking process of Petite Arvine involves a long fermentation period to preserve the intricate aromas and flavours. In Switzerland, Petite Arvine is typically made in a dry, crisp style with a high level of acidity. It is often blended with other white grape varieties such as Chasselas and Johannisberg Riesling. In Italy, the wines can be a bit more aromatic and have a lower acidity. Petite Arvine pairs well with various dishes such as salads, seafood, and light pasta dishes. It is also a great wine for sipping on its own.

Foods to pair with Petite Arvine:

Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Petite Arvine
Petite Arvine is one of the few grape varieties that is grown in both Switzerland and Italy. This makes it a truly unique grape variety and one that is well worth discovering!

Top Wines with Petite Arvine

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Les Crêtes Petite Arvine

Les Crêtes

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Les Crêtes Petite Arvine is a white wine produced by Les Crêtes, a renowned winery located in the Valle d'Aosta region of Italy. The wine is made from the Petite Arvine grape variety, which is grown in the steep, terraced vineyards of the region. The winery's commitment to sustainable farming practices ensures that the grapes are of the highest quality. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, resulting in a crisp and refreshing style with notes of citrus and minerality. Les Crêtes Petite Arvine is a perfect pairing for seafood dishes or enjoyed on its own as an aperitif.
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Grosjean Vigne Rovettaz Petite Arvine

Grosjean

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Grosjean Vigne Rovettaz Petite Arvine is a premium white wine produced by the Grosjean family in the Valle d'Aosta region of Italy. The wine is made from the Petite Arvine grape variety, which is grown in the steep and rocky vineyards of the Rovettaz estate. The unique terroir of the region, with its high altitude and mineral-rich soils, gives the wine a distinct character and complexity. The winemaking process is traditional and focused on preserving the natural flavors and aromas of the grapes. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and elegant, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and a subtle minerality. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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grilled chicken
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