45° 43' 17.202'' N


7° 17' 23.6184'' E




about this subregion

Nestled within the heart of Italy's viticultural tapestry, the Torrette Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) stands as a testament to the region's rich winemaking history and its unique terroir. The Torrette DOC is renowned for the production of red wines that capture the essence of its diverse environment, ranging from alpine foothills to sun-kissed valleys.

Central to the identity of the Torrette DOC are its red grape varieties, each contributing distinct characteristics that create harmonious and memorable wines. Amongst the most planted red grape varieties, Pinot Noir stands out for its elegance and complexity, giving wines with notes of red cherries, spices, and a delicate structure. Gamay, often associated with the lightness and juiciness, introduces a refreshing fruity profile with hints of raspberries and violets. Fumin, a lesser-known but no less significant variety, adds robustness and dark fruit nuances, while Dolcetto imparts softness with its plum-like flavors and mild tannins. Lastly, Petit Rouge, true to its name, enriches the wines with its vibrant red fruit characteristics.

Together, these grape varieties flourish in the varied microclimates and soil compositions of the Torrette DOC, resulting in wines that not only reflect the passion of the region's vignerons but also the very essence of the land they originate from. It's a place where tradition meets innovation, and every bottle tells a story of its environment.



Vineyard Hectares





Discover Terroir

The Torrette DOC is located in the central area of the Aosta Valley and includes 11 municipalities: Quart, Saint-Christophe, Aosta, Charvensod, Gressan, Jovençan, Sarre, Aymavilles, Saint-Pierre, Villeneuve and Introd. In this region, the Consorzio di Tutela Vini Valle d'Aosta is key to elevate the quality of the wines under this appelation.

The region's climate is continental, as in the rest of the Aosta Valley. It also receives a low amount of precipitation. For this reason, red grapes such as Pinot Noir, Gamay, Fumin, Dolcetto and Petit Rouge predominate in Torrette.  Another climatic characteristic of Torrette is the variation of temperatures between day and night, favouring greater ripening.

Two types of soils predominate in the region:

On the one hand, on the slopes, the soils are sandier.

On the other hand, the soils become stonier towards the region's center.

The Torrette soil type provides water stress to the vines, which allows the grapes to concentrate more of their flavours.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir, Gamay, Fumin, Dolcetto, Petit Rouge

The Torrette red wine is a true embodiment of the renowned Torrette wine region nestled within the breathtaking Aosta Valley. This remarkable red wine is skillfully composed of 70% Vitigno Petit Rouge, artfully blended with 30% other authorized red grape varieties, resulting in a wine that encapsulates the region's rich heritage and natural beauty. With an elegant alcoholic strength of 11.50% Vol., Torrette red wine beckons you to immerse yourself in its distinctive character.

Glistening in a radiant ruby red, Torrette red wine delights the eye, inviting you to explore its sensory delights. The fragrance of wild rose gracefully wafts from the glass, evoking the valley's picturesque landscapes. With time, the aroma evolves, unveiling subtle hints of almonds that add a layer of intrigue.

On the palate, a velvety symphony unfolds, caressing your senses with every sip. Torrette red wine boasts impeccable balance and body, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship behind each bottle. A delicate, slightly bitter undertone adds a touch of complexity, culminating in an elegantly enduring finish.

The culinary companionship of Torrette red wine knows no bounds. Revel in its harmonious union with saucisse (sausage) or relish the rustic marriage of chamois alongside hearty polenta. Allow your palate to be enticed by the interplay of flavors, as Torrette red wine beautifully complements the distinct character of Fontina cheese, the boldness of blue cheeses, and the time-honored tradition of hard cheeses.

Indulge in a sensory odyssey that captures the essence of the Torrette wine region. With each sip, Torrette red wine unveils a narrative of tradition, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to quality. Let this wine transport you to the heart of the Aosta Valley, where terroir, culture, and winemaking prowess intertwine in perfect harmony.