Morgex-La Salle

Morgex-La Salle







about this subregion

Nestled within the magnificent backdrop of the Italian Alps, Morgex-La Salle DOC stands as a testament to the human spirit's determination to cultivate the improbable. This high-altitude wine region, situated in the Aosta Valley, is among the highest vineyards in Europe. The elevation, combined with a unique Alpine climate, offers a viticulture setting unlike any other.

The terrain is characterized by rocky, mineral-rich soils which, when paired with cool mountain air and ample sunshine, provide an exceptional terroir for grape cultivation. This pristine environment means that the vines benefit from a prolonged growing season, allowing grapes to mature slowly, concentrating their flavors while maintaining a fresh acidity.

Among the white grape varieties planted here, the undisputed king is Prie Blanc. This indigenous variety, which has found its true home in Morgex-La Salle, is resilient enough to thrive in the challenging conditions and cold temperatures. Wines made from Prie Blanc are known for their light, crisp nature, and offer delicate floral aromas accompanied by notes of green apple and citrus. It's a wine that beautifully mirrors its environment, capturing the freshness of the Alpine air and the minerality of its mountainous terroir.

Morgex-La Salle DOC exemplifies the magic that can occur when nature's challenges are met with human innovation, resulting in wines that are as intriguing as they are delightful.



Vineyard Hectares





Discover Terroir

Morgex et de la Salle is the northernmost region of the Aosta Valley, located in the shadow of Mont Blanc, near the northwestern Italian border. It covers the south-facing slopes of the Dora river up to the municipalities of Morgex and Salle.  In this region, the Consorzio di Tutela Vini Valle d'Aosta is key to elevate the quality of the wines under this appelation.

In this region, the climate is markedly continental. This means there are large variations in temperature between seasons and day and night. The thermal variations within the same day help the grapes to reach the ideal point of ripeness.

Soils in this region are composed mainly of sand and gravel. This soil serves a dual function: on the one hand, it allows better heat storage, which is key, especially for the cold nights of the region, while on the other hand, it prevents phylloxera from seriously affecting the vineyards.


Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Prie Blanc

The Morgex-La Salle region, nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Valle d'Aosta in northern Italy, boasts a collection of exquisite wines that truly reflect the essence of its unique terroir. Among these remarkable offerings are the Valle d'Aosta Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle, Valle d'Aosta Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle Vendemmia Tardiva, and Valle d'Aosta Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle Spumante, each with its own distinct characteristics and allure.

Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle is a distinguished white wine crafted exclusively from the indigenous Prié Blanc grape variety. This grape, native to the region, imparts the wine with a captivating blend of delicate aromas and refreshing flavors. The wine's profile is marked by its crisp acidity and a pronounced mineral quality, a direct reflection of the region's mountainous terrain and unique microclimate. Valle d'Aosta Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle embodies the purity and authenticity that have come to define the Morgex-La Salle wine tradition.

Moving forward, the Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle Vendemmia Tardiva takes the winemaking artistry to another level. Comprising 85% Prié blanc grape variety and a harmonious addition of 15% other authorized grapes, this late-harvest expression captures the essence of nature's generosity. The careful selection of grapes and the extended ripening period result in a wine of exceptional complexity. The Valle d'Aosta Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle Vendemmia Tardiva presents a symphony of flavors, from luscious stone fruits to honeyed notes, culminating in a harmonious balance that lingers on the palate.

Lastly, the Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle Spumante showcases the Prié Blanc grape variety in a sparkling embodiment. This effervescent creation adds a touch of festivity to the Morgex-La Salle wine repertoire. With its fine and persistent bubbles, this Spumante captures the essence of celebration in every sip. The Prié Blanc grapes shine through, offering a lively and invigorating experience that is both refreshing and indulgent.

In conclusion, the wines of the Morgex-La Salle region, including Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle, Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle Vendemmia Tardiva, and Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle Spumante, are a testament to the skillful craftsmanship and the unique terroir that define this corner of Valle d'Aosta. From the purity of the Prié Blanc grape variety to the elegant complexity of the Vendemmia Tardiva and the joyful effervescence of the Spumante, these wines offer a captivating journey through the flavors and traditions of this enchanting region.