Wine Advocate: 93+ pts
I just love the 2017 Vallée d'Aoste Petite Arvine. This gorgeous wine shines from deep inside in terms of its luminous appearance and its aromatic intensity. This glossy, polished white wine reveals flinty mountain minerality with slate and pencil shavings followed by white peach and mild grapefruit. The wine flows evenly over the palate, thanks to its lean to mid-weight approach and natural creaminess. Fruit comes from 50-year-old vines straddling the Italy-Switzerland border. Some 12,000 bottles were made. You get so much unique personality here.