A rustic native Valdostan vine, cultivated throughout the centre of the valley, it is grown mainly along the left side of the Dora Baltea, up to an altitude of about 650 metres. It produces a long-lived red wine, to be used for ageing also because of its powerful acidity. It lends itself well, in fact, to resting in barriques, which is what made it, from all the grapes of the territory, the first one to be enhanced again and considered prestigious. The wine is full of colour, with a strong purple hue; the bouquet is ample, intense, slightly herbaceous. The wine is not suitable to be drunk young; it is best a few years after harvest. It’s ideal pairing is with red meat, civet and game in general, as well as with long-aged cheeses.