Due to geographical, physical and climatic limitations, Aosta Valley has always been a “harsh” territory, difficult for wine producers who, precisely for this reason, do not achieve quantity as their primary objective, but quality. The Rosset Terroir farm has always bet on this aspect, investing with conviction in the territory.
The company’s history began in 2001, when the Rosset family decided to cultivate their land, in the Senin of Saint-Christophe, with vines. The first cultivated plot is about three hectares and sees the international rooted cuttings ofChardonnay as the first planting, followed by Syrah and the autochthonous Cornalin. After that, making an expansion, Petit Rouge was planted. This is a native grape variety carefully selected by Matteo Moretto, the company’s agronomist and winemaker.
In recent years the company has invested in two suitable areas. In Chambave, where the Chambave Muscat Vallée d’Aoste DOP comes from, and in Villeneuve, where in extreme places at over 900 meters altitude, Petite Arvine and Pinot Gris are grown.
In few years, this small private company has been able to distinguish itself and carve out an important space in the wine sector, bringing Aosta Valley to some of the most important international stages.
The achievement of many international awards has allowed Rosset Terroir to add new pieces and new medals to its young history. In 2019 the company has been selected, together with 20 others throughout Italy – one per region – for the Tastevin AIS award. The tasters’ judgment leaves no doubt: “This wines have contributed to imprint a turning point in their original territory. They represent reference models of high value for Aosta Valley and have bringing the sector’s attention back to forgotten vines”.
Finally, vineyards – from which about 50,000 bottles a year are produced – are not the only element of interest of the company. In fact, Rosset Terroir has always cultivated other agricultural products such as Rubus idaeus (Raspberry), Artemisia smbelliformis (Génépy) and the precious Crocus sativus (Saffron). These are all fundamental ingredients that embellish the Spirits of the company’s production, branded Distillerie Levi-St. Roch-OTTOZ.