The Aosta inhabitants have drawn the best from their historical conquerors and from their borders too. The Anselmet through the Swiss dialogue on Petite Arvine, with the French confronting on Chardonnay.
Owning hectares for the cultivation of vines, fruit and potatoes was widespread. Most of the inhabitants, however, thought of a subsistence economy. Few, really, had sensed the value of the earth. Renato is far-sighted. In 2001 he left the baton to his son Giorgio, and today they have a cellar that can be classified as excellence.
Twenty labels. Twenty nectars designed by/for those who work at Maison Anselmet.
And today even the nephew Henri can wander, create new aromas and give emotions because of this.
The Anselmet offer those who come to the cellar not only wine tastings, but also an access to their world, making them understand the essence.
Some sips move, like Chardonnay that would make Burgundy pale, the Torrette Superior expresses the combination with the recipes of the territory, Chambave Muscat is very particular, the class Pinot Noir is not a surprise.
Quality and Altitude. 2001 is tha date the Maison was founded, a corner stone of MaisonAnselmet, but the Anselmets refer to 1585 as starting date of wineyard’s acitvity. Chardonnay, Petite Arvine, Pinot Noir and lePrisonnier are results of this path.
In 2001 the company was born but the craft of winemaker in Anselmet family dates back to 1585. A knowledge among the rows and in the cellar that is transmitted from generation through generation with unchanged passion.
The mountain has always been considered as a synonym for open spaces and freedom. But attending the mountain in a “sweet” way, without demanding what it can not offer, respecting what it can give us, is the first act of strong responsibility. An incipit that smells of warning to the simple ‘user’ of this landscape, but which instead wants to be strongly connected to a family of Valle d’Aosta, which has made environmental responsibility an indispensable dogma. A vigorous revindication, that of the Anselmet, which translates not only into an awareness of one’s abilities and limitations, but above all transforms into effective maturity. Yes, as the first sure track of an Anselmet winemaker is in 1585 with a contract to purchase a vineyard in Villeneuve. Since then, the commitment to cultivate the vine is handed down from generation to generation until the end of the ’70s.
Published by SpiritodiVino. December 2017.