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OUR GRAPE VARIETIES

OUR GRAPE VARIETIES

OUR GRAPE VARIETIES

OUR GRAPE VARIETIES

MALVASIA MOSCATA

MALVASIA MOSCATA

MALVASIA MOSCATA

Malvasia Moscata is a member of Malvasia family. It only exists in Piedmont, and even if it is present in the area since the middle ages, very few hectars exists. This historical variety was slowly abandoned due to the more limited production with respect to Moscato White. 

Valdisole started working with this variety in 2018 with very promising results following two winemaking styles,the only natural wine made out of Malvasia Moscata!

Malvasia Moscata is a member of Malvasia family. It only exists in Piedmont, and even if it is present in the area since the middle ages, very few hectars exists. This historical variety was slowly abandoned due to the more limited production with respect to Moscato White. 

Valdisole started working with this variety in 2018 with very promising results following two winemaking styles, producing Elektra, the only natural wine made out of Malvasia Moscata!

ARNEIS

ARNEIS

Arneis is an indigenous, white grape of the Piedmont region. Arneis has no genetic relationship to the notable Piedmontese red wine grape Nebbiolo but the two grapes do share a close historic relationship. For centuries the white Arneis grape was used to soften the tannins of Nebbiolo grape. In the vineyard, Arneis was often planted mixed with Nebbiolo; placed always in the least privileged rows with the main purpose that of attracting insects, birds, and small animals, keeping them away from the more valuable Nebbiolo clusters. Indeed, Arneis was there, part of the Nebbiolo vineyard first bought online. Initially, the idea was to eradicate it since there was never the intention to vinify Arneis but only Nebbiolo. However, Arneis was standing there challenging us; and we decided to take that challenge. To date, 7/8 different vinifications of Arneis spanning over the last years, are expressing this trip, which is characterised mainly by one word: experimentation.

 

Arneis is an indigenous, white grape of the Piedmont region. Arneis has no genetic relationship to the notable Piedmontese red wine grape Nebbiolo but the two grapes do share a close historic relationship. For centuries the white Arneis grape was used to soften the tannins of Nebbiolo grape. In the vineyard, Arneis was often planted mixed with Nebbiolo; placed always in the least privileged rows with the main purpose that of attracting insects, birds, and small animals, keeping them away from the more valuable Nebbiolo clusters.

MOSCATO WHITE

MOSCATO WHITE

Who doesn’t like the bouquet of a Moscato? Immediate and sincere, goes from grape to wine remaining coherent and sure in its expression. Its scent to me is a childhood memory. It was its scent, its essence, overall its Aura as the Greeks define it, to accompany all the parties, birthdays, and moments of joy.

We love experimenting with Moscato. Try our different vinifications styles; discover our orange moscato with macerations ranging from a few days to up to 8 months - to our oxidative moscato. Not your usual Moscato wine! Check them out in Wine Technical Specifications.

Who doesn’t like the bouquet of a Moscato? Immediate and sincere, goes from grape to wine remaining coherent and sure in its expression. Its scent to me is a childhood memory. It was its scent, its essence, overall its Aura as the Greeks define it, to accompany all the parties, birthdays, and moments of joy.

We love experimenting with Moscato. Try our different vinifications styles; discover our orange moscato with macerations ranging from a few days to up to 8 months - to our oxidative moscato. Not your usual Moscato wine! 

Who doesn’t like the bouquet of a Moscato? Immediate and sincere, goes from grape to wine remaining coherent and sure in its expression. Its scent to me is a childhood memory. It was its scent, its essence, overall its Aura as the Greeks define it, to accompany all the parties, birthdays, and moments of joy.

Who doesn’t like the bouquet of a Moscato? Immediate and sincere, goes from grape to wine remaining coherent and sure in its expression. Its scent to me is a childhood memory. It was its scent, its essence, overall its Aura as the Greeks define it, to accompany all the parties, birthdays, and moments of joy.

We love experimenting with Moscato. Try our different vinifications styles; discover our orange moscato with macerations ranging from a few days to up to 8 months - to our oxidative moscato, Aura Flor. Not your usual Moscato wine! Check them out in Wine Technical Specifications.

NEBBIOLO

NEBBIOLO

The grape from which the so-called "King of wines" is obtained does not need many introductions. An autochthonous Piedmontese variety closely linked to its terroir, demanding and pretentious, it’s considered to be one of the most tandalising grapes, elegant and noble by nature. In only a few meters of distance it is able to express very different characteristics; slight changes in exposure and composition of soil affect notably the expression of Nebbiolo, which is why, just like Pinot Noir, it is found in very few places in the world and give its maximum expression in the Piedmont.  Even within its native region, Piedmont is exigent on where it prefers to grow, needing perfect sun exposure and climate. The Nebbiolo that grows on the sandy soils of Roero, for example, has a great delicacy of aromas and very characteristic smooth tannins.

It is the first grape to flower and the last one to ripe, harvested usually around mid October. The thermal excursion of October are usually accompanied by a morning fog - nebbia in Italian - from which its name originates. Despite its rigorous character, it enjoys an international and ancient reputation. Chronologically they spoke and wrote about it already in Roman times. Plinio Il Vecchio, in his manuscript "Naturalis Historia", described it as "a grape with vinous aromas from which excellent wines are produced to be preserved over time". Valdisole arises from the recovery of an old Nebbiolo vineyard, to which others have been added with different exposures and terrains of different composition. According to the characteristics of each terroir, our Nebbiolo is divided into Sand, Sun and Energy.

The grape from which the so-called "King of wines" is obtained does not need many introductions. An autochthonous Piedmontese variety closely linked to its terroir, demanding and pretentious, it’s considered to be one of the most tandalising grapes, elegant and noble by nature. In only a few meters of distance it is able to express very different characteristics; slight changes in exposure and composition of soil affect notably the expression of Nebbiolo, which is why, just like Pinot Noir, it is found in very few places in the world and give its maximum expression in the Piedmont.  Even within its native region, Piedmont is exigent on where it prefers to grow, needing perfect sun exposure and climate. The Nebbiolo that grows on the sandy soils of Roero, for example, has a great delicacy of aromas and very characteristic smooth tannins.

It is the first grape to flower and the last one to ripe, harvested usually around mid October. The thermal excursion of October are usually accompanied by a morning fog - nebbia in Italian - from which its name originates. Despite its rigorous character, it enjoys an international and ancient reputation. Chronologically they spoke and wrote about it already in Roman times. Plinio Il Vecchio, in his manuscript "Naturalis Historia", described it as "a grape with vinous aromas from which excellent wines are produced to be preserved over time". Valdisole arises from the recovery of an old Nebbiolo vineyard, to which others have been added with different exposures and terrains of different composition. According to the characteristics of each terroir, our Nebbiolo is divided into Sand, Sun and Energy.

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THE STORIES BEHIND THE NAMES

Piemonte is the only Italian region that does not allow for an IGT (indicazione geografica tipica). IGT lies at the lowest quality rank in wines only above the table wine we use right now. We choose to downgrade our production to "table wines" to maintain our freedom  for "weird" vinifications, and therefore we are not allowed to indicate the grapes used in each wine.

Contact us for the detailed technical specifications.

THE STORIES BEHIND THE NAMES

Piemonte is the only Italian region that does not allow for an IGT (indicazione geografica tipica). IGT lies at the lowest quality rank in wines only above the table wine we use right now. We choose to downgrade our production to "table wines" to maintain our freedom  for "weird" vinifications, and therefore we are not allowed to indicate the grapes used in each wine.

Contact us for the detailed technical specifications.

THE STORIES BEHIND THE NAMES


Piemonte is the only Italian region that does not allow for an IGT (indicazione geografica tipica). IGT lies at the lowest quality rank in wines only above the table wine we use right now. We choose to downgrade our production to "table wines" to maintain our freedom  for "weird" vinifications, and therefore we are not allowed to indicate the grapes used in each wine.

Contact us for the detailed technical specifications.

 

THE STORIES BEHIND THE NAMES


Piemonte is the only Italian region that does not allow for an IGT (indicazione geografica tipica). IGT lies at the lowest quality rank in wines only above the table wine we use right now. We choose to downgrade our production to "table wines" to maintain our freedom  for "weird" vinifications, and therefore we are not allowed to indicate the grapes used in each wine.
Contact us for the detailed technical specifications.

THE STORIES BEHIND THE NAMES

Piemonte is the only Italian region that does not allow for an IGT (indicazione geografica tipica). IGT lies at the lowest quality rank in wines only above the table wine we use right now. We choose to downgrade our production to "table wines" to maintain our freedom  for "weird" vinifications, and therefore we are not allowed to indicate the grapes used in each wine.
Contact us for the detailed technical specifications.
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SPARKLING WINES

SPARKLING WINES

Afros, αφρός in Greek means “foam”; commonly used to describe the "foam" of the sea waves but in our case the wine’s effervescence. Afros 2015 is made from different grapes every year! 

It’s a sparkling wine, which due to the remaining lees present and the lack of filtration, is often cloudy. The final result is a rustic and lively wine, extremely reflective of the terroir from which it came from. Afros was born in one of those moments in life when you decide to get out of your comfort zone as a winemaker; Sparkling wine production is extremely variable and can be hard to control and therefore a great challenge for us. We hope you’ll enjoy it.

Afros, αφρός in Greek means “foam”; commonly used to describe the "foam" of the sea waves but in our case the wine’s effervescence. Afros 2015 is made from different grapes every year! It’s a sparkling wine, which due to the remaining lees present and the lack of filtration, is often cloudy. The final result is a rustic and lively wine, extremely reflective of the terroir from which it came from. Afros was born in one of those moments in life when you decide to get out of your comfort zone as a winemaker; Sparkling wine production is extremely variable and can be hard to control and therefore a great challenge for us. We hope you’ll enjoy it. 

Afros, αφρός in Greek means “foam”; commonly used to describe the "foam" of the sea waves but in our case the wine’s effervescence. Afros 2015 is made from different grapes every year! 

It’s a sparkling wine, which due to the remaining lees present and the lack of filtration, is often cloudy. The final result is a rustic and lively wine, extremely reflective of the terroir from which it came from. Afros was born in one of those moments in life when you decide to get out of your comfort zone as a winemaker; Sparkling wine production is extremely variable and can be hard to control and therefore a great challenge for us. We hope you’ll enjoy it.

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ORANGE WINES

ORANGE WINES


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Our first vinification was Arkè. Arkè, or Αρχή in Greek, represents the initial force from which everything originates. It is a wine whose vinification evolved over the last years. In the present version the grapes are harvested at full maturity following a maceration period of about six months in tonneau of acacia and finishes its aging first in acacia wood and then in bottle for a minimum of six months. Arkè was the beginning. 

Arkè, or Αρχή in Greek, represents the initial force from which everything originates. It is a wine whose vinification evolved over the last years. In the present version the grapes are harvested at full maturity following a maceration period of about six months in tonneau of acacia and finishes its aging first in acacia wood and then in bottle for a minimum of six months. Arkè was the beginning. 

Arkè, or Αρχή in Greek, represents the initial force from which everything originates. It is a wine whose vinification evolved over the last years. In the present version the grapes are harvested at full maturity following a maceration period of about six months in tonneau of acacia and finishes its aging first in acacia wood and then in bottle for a minimum of six months. Arkè was the beginning. 

Our first vinification was Arkè. Arkè, or Αρχή in Greek, represents the initial force from which everything originates. It is a wine whose vinification evolved over the last years. In the present version the grapes are harvested at full maturity following a maceration period of about six months in tonneau of acacia and finishes its aging first in acacia wood and then in bottle for a minimum of six months. Arkè was the beginning. 

Our first vinification was Arkè. Arkè, or Αρχή in Greek, represents the initial force from which everything originates. It is a wine whose vinification evolved over the last years. In the present version the grapes are harvested at full maturity following a maceration period of about six months in tonneau of acacia and finishes its aging first in acacia wood and then in bottle for a minimum of six months. Arkè was the beginning. 

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Anarchia - In 2016, the second year of experimentation, Anarchia was born. After a month of maceration, a part of the wine that will become Arkè, takes a different path following a second maceration for 5 months on the skins of a sun-dried grapes. Basically a Ripasso ... Anarchia every year is different! how would you name such wine if not Anarchy?

Anarchia - After a month of maceration, a part of the wine that will become Arkè, takes a different path following a second maceration for 5 months on the skins of a sun-dried grapes. Basically a Ripasso ... how would you name such wine if not Anarchy? 

Anarchia - In 2016, the second year of experimentation, Anarchia was born. After a month of maceration, a part of the wine that will become Arkè, takes a different path following a second maceration for 5 months on the skins of a sun-dried grapes. Basically a Ripasso ... Anarchia every year is different! how would you name such wine if not Anarchy?

Anarchia -  In 2016, the second year of experimentation, Anarchia was born. After a month of maceration, a part of the wine that will become Arkè, takes a different path following a second maceration for 5 months on the skins of a sun-dried grapes. Basically a Ripasso ... Anarchia every year is different! how would you name such wine if not Anarchy?

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Aura is the essence. Aura comes from an aromatic variety and is vinified playfully in many different ways. Aura wines can be very different every year but you can always feel the etheral presence of the grape. 

Aura is the essence. Aura comes from an aromatic variety and is vinified playfully in many different ways. Aura wines can be very different every year but you can always feel the etheral presence of the grape. 

Aura is the essence. Aura comes from an aromatic variety and is vinified playfully in many different ways. Aura wines can be very different every year but you can always feel the etheral presence of the grape.

Aura is the essence. Aura comes from an aromatic variety and is vinified playfully in many different ways. Aura wines can be very different every year but you can always feel the etheral presence of the grape. 

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Armonia is our attempt to find a harmonious blend working with the less privilleged indigenous varieties of Roero.  The idea was to create a wine with more delicate and immediate aromas with respect to those obtained from prolonged macerations. A wine with a sense of balance, harmony, among our various vinification extremisms. Armonia is born with a captivating but not extreme orange color and delicate perfumes.

Armonia - is our attempt to find a harmonious blend working with the less privilleged indigenous varieties of Roero. The idea was to create a wine with more delicate and immediate aromas with respect to those obtained from prolonged macerations. A wine with a sense of balance, harmony, among our various vinification extremisms. Armonia is born with a captivating but not extreme orange color and delicate perfumes. 

Armonia - is our attempt to find a harmonious blend working with the less privilleged indigenous varieties of Roero.  The idea was to create a wine with more delicate and immediate aromas with respect to those obtained from prolonged macerations. A wine with a sense of balance, harmony, among our various vinification extremisms. Armonia is born with a captivating but not extreme orange color and delicate perfumes.

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Elektra. The name derives from the greek term ήλεκτρον (elektron, "amber"), meaning "brilliant", "shining" and "amber". Electricity and other words we use every day originate from the same root. And in fact, Elektra is an amber, electric wine, produced entirely from a grape variety existing only in Piedmont. 
The name derives from the greek term ήλεκτρον (elektron, "amber"), meaning "brilliant", "shining" and "amber". Electricity and other words we use every day originate from the same root. And in fact, Elektra is an amber, electric wine, produced entirely from a grape variety existing only in Piedmont. 

OXYDATIVE WINES

OXYDATIVE WINES

 

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Inspired by the vinemaking traditions of the area of Jura in France, we created Aura, Mnimi & Nemesis!
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Nemesis takes its name from the goddess of Justice. When ancient Greeks commited hubris, an excessive pride towards or defiance of the Gods, then Nemeis was the one to intervene. 

Nemesis takes its name from the goddess of Justice. When ancient Greeks commited hubris, an excessive pride towards or defiance of the Gods, then Nemeis was the one to intervene

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Mnimi means the remembrance. A grape that was once the favourite variety both of the producers and the consumers, in the 20th century is in decline. We are rediscovering its potentials through Mnimi!

Mnimi means the remembrance. A grape that was once the favourite variety both of the producers and the consumers, in the 20th century is in decline. We are rediscovering its potentials through Mnimi!

ROSE WINES

ROSE WINES

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Let’s travel back to 1873. You are Guests of Honour of the king of Italy during a royal ceremony held by the Savoy family. A glass of Barolo is offered to you. Here you are...forget anything you know to be a Barolo. Opening a bottle of Pnoi you will discover how the Barolo until the beginning of the nineteenth century. The inspiration for this wine comes exactly from its own history. As can be seen in the documents of the past centuries, the Barolo, once, was vinified without long macerations, obtaining a more or less intense rosé wine that almost always tended to preserve some residual sugar. Residual sugar often appeared due to the arrest of the fermentation being collected at the end of October when the winter cold was already felt. The rosé was preferred to the red wine because at that time there was not a stable way to deal with the astringency of the tannins. This changed with the introduction of prolonged aging in barriques and barrels resulting in the Barolo we know today. The Pnoi grapes are subjected to a soft pressing and the must is directly put in old oak barrels of various woods (from chestnut to oak) where it ferments and refines until the following summer. The result is a wine with delicate aromas of flowers and red fruit and with a residual sugar that makes it in some case. In a sense you taste the spirit of the grape but not is full body. This is exactly what Pnoi means in Greek; the breath of life, the spirit.

 

 

 

 

Let’s travel back to 1873. You are Guests of Honour of the king of Italy during a royal ceremony held by the Savoy family. A glass of Barolo is offered to you. Here you are...forget anything you know to be a Barolo. Opening a bottle of Pnoi you will discover how the Barolo until the beginning of the nineteenth century. The inspiration for this wine comes exactly from its own history. As can be seen in the documents of the past centuries, the Barolo, once, was vinified without long macerations, obtaining a more or less intense rosé wine that almost always tended to preserve some residual sugar. Residual sugar often appeared due to the arrest of the fermentation being collected at the end of October when the winter cold was already felt. The rosé was preferred to the red wine because at that time there was not a stable way to deal with the astringency of the tannins. This changed with the introduction of prolonged aging in barriques and barrels resulting in the Barolo we know today. The Pnoi grapes are subjected to a soft pressing and the must is directly put in old oak barrels of various woods (from chestnut to oak) where it ferments and refines until the following summer. The result is a wine with delicate aromas of flowers and red fruit and with a residual sugar that makes it in some case. In a sense you taste the spirit of the grape but not is full body. This is exactly what Pnoi means; the breath of life, the spirit.

RED WINES

RED WINES

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Amos is the fruit of the youngest vineyard, characterized by a medium exposure to sunlight and calcareous sandy terrain. The sand, Άμμος in Greek, gives a finesse and elegance uncommon to wines produced by relatively young vines. 

Amos is the fruit of the youngest vineyard, characterized by a medium exposure to sunlight and calcareous sandy terrain. The sand, Άμμος in Greek, gives a finesse and elegance uncommon to wines produced by relatively young vines. 

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Energia, or energy as you may have guessed, is the product of our oldest vines, only when we have ideal conditions for the entire year. Soil, Sun, and Terroir in perfect balance. Till the present day it was produced in 2015, the only year so far in which it was possible to put into practice the idea on which it is based. This wine is born based on the concept of patience and awaiting. 
Energia, or energy as you may have guessed, is the product of our oldest vines, only when we have ideal conditions for the entire year. Soil, Sun, and Terroir in perfect balance. Till the present day it was produced in 2015, the only year so far in which it was possible to put into practice the idea on which it is based. This wine is born based on the concept of patience and awaiting.
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"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus 6BC

Panta Rhei is an ancient Greek phrase from the philosopher Heraclitus that literally translates in "everything flows", hence, everything changes. Panta Rhei is produced from different grapes every year with a revolutionary vinification. Cheers!

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus 6BC

Panta Rhei is an ancient Greek phrase from the philosopher Heraclitus that literally translates in "everything flows", hence, everything changes. Panta Rhei is produced from different grapes every year with a revolutionary vinification. Cheers!

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SWEET WINES

SWEET WINES


The real Passito of Chaos was produced in 2017 for the first time. Why this name? Chaos as is commonly used means confusion, disorder, in its  origin in ancient Greek the word Χάος had a totally different meaning; it refered to an immensely open space. What's exactly in Valdisole’s idea? Both. Chaos aims to express the modern disorder and the openness of the ancient space. Chaos is more than a name for our dessert wine; it's an entire project entitled "The vineyard of Chaos". Intentionally, is one of the first vines planted where rows of white and red grapes are mixed in an unordered way. Varieties which are commonly used for typical dessert wines but also others. Nobody will ever know the true composition of Chaos also because over the years the percentages will change, spontaneously, since other varieties produce more and others less. 

The real Passito of Chaos was produced in 2017 for the first time. Why this name? Chaos as is commonly used means confusion, disorder, in its  origin in ancient Greek the word Χάος had a totally different meaning; it refered to an immensely open space. What's exactly in Valdisole’s idea? Both. Chaos aims to express the modern disorder and the openness of the ancient space. Chaos is more than a name for our dessert wine; it's an entire project entitled "The vineyard of Chaos". Intentionally, is one of the first vines planted where rows of white and red grapes are mixed in an unordered way. Varieties which are commonly used for typical dessert wines but also others. Nobody will ever know the true composition of Chaos also because over the years the percentages will change, spontaneously, since other varieties produce more and others less. 

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From the vineyard to the winery, the only
ingredient of our wine is the grape.

 

From the vineyard to the winery, the only
ingredient of our wine is the grape.

 

From the vineyard to the winery, the only
ingredient of our wine is the grape.

 

From the vineyard to the winery, the only
ingredient of our wine is the grape.

 

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