2015 edition

Vins Extrêmes 2015: numbers from edition number 1

Over 1 400 sector operators and interested visitors for the first edition of “Vins Extrêmes, il meglio dei vini d’alta quota” (“Vins Extrêmes, the Best of High Altitude Wines”). 64 participating companies from Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto, Calabria, Abruzzo and Sicily and numerous companies from France, Switzerland, Slovenia, Germany and Spain.

Augusto Rollandin, President of the Council and President of Associazione Forte di Bard, was pleased with the spectacular “extreme” venue hosting the event: “This event, debuting at Forte di Bard, and intended primarily for wine professionals, was successful beyond our wildest expectations. My thanks go to the work of our teams from the Region, Forte di Bard, producers, Cervim, IAR, Chambre Valdôtaine, ExpoVda and important partners, like Ipra, Slow Food, ONAV, FISAR, AIS, Città del Vino and Movimento Turismo del Vino. Thanks to the quality and expertise of sector producers and operators, wine is a flagship product in Valle d’Aosta.”

“With this event, Valle d’Aosta strongly desired to be at the heart of heroic winegrowing, seeking to highlight all of the savoir-faire, culture and passion of the people who live and work in difficult but unique lands and who, only through a strong common effort, can share a strong message of the mountain with the world”, declared Renzo Testolin, Councillor for Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Valle d’Aosta Autonomous Region.

Stefano Celi, President of VIVAL – Associazione Viticoltori Valle d’Aosta (Valle d’Aosta Winemakers Association) is already looking to the future: “This first edition saw the participation of many sector professionals and curious and passionate visitors. Certainly, some aspects can be improved, and discussions with partners, producers and the public will help us improve and think about the second edition that, given the general satisfaction with this first edition, we are excited to get to work on.”

The two days saw the participation of numerous experts leading very popular round tables, tasting workshops and guided tasting, all of which were sold out. The workshop on saffron produced in Valle d’Aosta was a big hit, with the participation of producers Diego Bovard and Stefano Carletto, and led by show cooking of chef Davide Ghisio who explained how to use this precious ingredient.

One of the most popular guided tasting sessions was the one entitled “Armenia e Valle d’Aosta”, revealing synergies between the two areas. Armenian producer Zorik Gharibian from the Zorah company illustrated the unique characteristics of his land and his wines.

Students from IPRA – Istituto Professionale Regionale Alberghiero (Regional Hospitality Professional Institute), in Châtillon, made an important contribution, preparing traditional dishes for the tasting workshops with assistance from their teachers, tickling the taste buds of visitors and exhibitors alike.

The public appreciated two postmarks and four cards of stamps available at a temporary post office in Forte di Bard, created especially for the event by Poste Italiane to celebrate winegrowing in Valle d’Aosta.

Vins Extrêmes also held a well-attended awards ceremony for the 23rd edition of the Concorso Internazionale dei Vini di Montagna: many producers were present, including foreign ones, to personally receive their prizes. No fewer than 191 wines were recognised, with four grand gold medals, 62 gold medals and 125 silver medals. Thirteen special prizes were also awarded. 602 wines were entered, presented by 218 companies. Italy entered 259 wines, and was the best-represented country, followed by Spain that, with its 121 wines, was the foreign country with the greatest number of participating samples, then Germany with 103 and Switzerland with 58. Among Italian regions, Valle d’Aosta entered 76 wines, followed by the Autonomous Province of Trento (37), Sicily (25), Veneto (22), the province of Bolzano (21), as well as Piedmont, Lombardy, Liguria, Emilia Romagna, Sardinia, Tuscany, Lazio, Campania and Abruzzo.

Complete rankings are available on www.cervim.org.

Vins Extrêmes received the authorisation of the Valle d’Aosta Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, VIVAL – Associazione Viticoltori Valle d’Aosta (Valle d’Aosta Winemakers Association), Forte di Bard, CERVIM, IAR, Chambre Valdôtaine and ExpoVdA, with the collaboration of IPRA, the participation of Valle d’Aosta Department of Tourism and Sport, Slow Food Valle d’Aosta, ONAV, FISAR, AIS, Città del Vino and Movimento Turismo del Vino. Media partner: Gambero Rosso.

Companies participating in the first edition of Vins Extrêmes

ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA Varna (BZ) Trentino Alto Adige Italia www.abbazianovacella.it
ARUNDA srl Meltina (BZ) Trentino Alto Adige Italia www.arundavivaldi.it
ASSOVIUNO Berbenno (SO) Lombardia Italia www.assoviuno.it
Azienda Agricola CHIESA Carlo Santo Stefano Roero (CN) Piemonte Italia www.vinichiesa.it
Azienda Agricola SILVESTRI MATTEO Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE) Abruzzo Italia
Azienda Agricola ZANOTELLI ELIO & F.LLI Cembra (TN) Trentino Alto Adige Italia www.zanotelliwines.com
Azienda Agricola BONIN Dino Arnad (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.vievini.it
Azienda Agricola LE BATTISTELLE Monteforte (VR) Veneto Italia www.lebattistelle.it
Azienda Agricola ROSSET ss Quart (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.vignetirosset.it
BELLAVEDER Faedo (TN) Trentino Alto Adige Italia www.bellaveder.it
BISOL viticoltori in Valdobbiadene (JEIO BELSTAR srl) Valdobbiadene (VI) Veneto Italia www.bisol.it
Cantina ALDENO sca Aldeno (TN) Trentino Alto Adige Italia www.cantinaaldeno.com
Cantina DEI PRODUTTORI NEBBIOLO DI CAREMA s.c. Carema (TO) Piemonte www.caremadoc.it
Cantina Sociale MORI COLLI ZUGNA sca Mori (TN) Trentino Alto Adige Italia www.cantinamoricollizugna.it
Cantina Sociale di TRENTO sca Trento (TN) Trentino Alto Adige Italia www.cantinasocialetrento.it
Cantina VALLE ISARCO Chiusa (BZ) Trentino Alto Adige Italia www.cantinavalleisarco.it
Casa Vinicola CRISERA' Catona (RC) Calabria Italia www.crisevini.it
CAVE DES ONZE COMMUNES Aymavilles (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.caveonzecommunes.it
CAVE GARGANTUA La Salle (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.cavegargantua.com
CAVE MONT BLANC de Morgex et La Salle Morgex (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.cavemontblanc.com
CAVES COOPERATIVES DE DONNAS soc Coop Donnas (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.donnasvini.it
CLOS BLANC Jovençan (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.closblanc.it
Cooperativa De L'ENFER Arvier (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.coenfer.it
COMITE' INTERPROFESSIONNEL DES VINS DE SAVOIE Apremont Francia www.vinsdesavoie.net
Consorzio Produttori TERRE DEL RAMIE' Pomaretto (TO) Piemonte (Italia)
CROTTA DI PRADO ss Agricola Jovençan (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia
DI BARRO' Saint Pierre (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.vievini.it
EDOARDO BRAGA D.I. Quart (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia
ENOTECA REGIONALE DELLA LIGURIA Castelnuovo Magra (SP) Liguria Italia www.enotecaregionaleliguria.it
GERBELLE DIDIER Aymavilles (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.gerbelle.vievini.it
INSTITUT AGRICOLE REGIONAL Aosta Valle d’Aosta Italia www.iaraosta.it
LA CAVE DI CUNEAZ NADIR Gressan (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia
LA CROTTA DE TANTEUN E MARIETTA Aosta Valle d’Aosta Italia www.lacrottadetanteunemarietta.it
LA CROTTA DI VEGNERON Cooperativa Agricola Chambave (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.lacrotta.it
LA KIUVA Arnad (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.lakiuva.it
LA SOURCE sas di CELI Stefano E C. Società Agricola Saint Pierre (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.lasource.it
LA VRILLE Verrayes (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.lavrille.it
LE CLOCHER Jovençan (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia
LE VIEUX JOSEPH di BAVASTRO Ilaria Aosta Valle d’Aosta Italia
LES CRETES Soc. Agr. Di Charrere & C ss Aymavilles (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.lescretes.it
LES GRANGES s.s. Agricola Nus (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.lesgrangesvini.com
LO TRIOLET Introd (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.lotriolet.vievini.it
Maison Agricole D&D Aosta Valle d’Aosta Italia www.maisonded.vievini.it
Maison ANSELMET Villeneuve (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.maisonanselmet.it
NINO NEGRI GIV spa Chiuro (SO) Lombardia Italia www.ninonegri.it
OTTIN Elio Aosta Valle d’Aosta Italia www.ottinvini.it
PAVESE Ermes Morgex (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.pavese.vievini.it
PROVINS Sion Vallese Svizzera www.provins.ch
Rocca Rondinaria (AL) Piemonte www.roccarondinaria.com
Società Agricola Maison Vigneronne GROSJEAN Freres ss Quart (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.grosjean.vievini.it
Società Agricola NOUSSAN s.s. Saint Christophe (AO) Valle d’Aosta Italia www.noussanvini.it
Tenuta Agricola LA LUIGINA Stabio Ticino Svizzera www.tenutaluigina.ch
Azienda Agricola ROBIN GARZOLI Maggia Ticino Svizzera www.rombolau.ch
TENUTA MAFFONE Pieve di Teco (IM) Liguria Italia www.tenutamaffone.it
Vinicola LA BAIA DEL SOLE di Federici Giulio e C. sas La Spezia (SP) Liguria Italia www.cantinefederici.com
VINSKA KLET "GORISKA BRDA" Dobrovo Slovenia www.klet-brda.si
Cave BEAUMONT du VENTOUX BEAUMONT DU VENTOUX Francia www.beaumont-ventoux.com
Azienda Vitivinicola PIETRO CASSINA Lessona Bi (Piemonte (Italia) www.pietrocassina.it
Consorzio Produttori TERRE DEL RAMIE' Pomaretto (TO) Piemonte (Italia)

L’Istituto Regionale Vini e Oli di Sicilia www.vitevino.it
Moselwein e.V/Mosel Wine Promotion Board Trier Germania www.weinland-mosel.de
Consello Regulador Denominacion de Orixe Ribeira Sacra Monforte de Lemos Spagna www.ribeirasacra.org
Syndicat des Vignobles de la Côte Vermeille Banyuls Sur Mer Banyuls Francia www.vins-cotevermeille.fr

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