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Vien de Nus grapes

by | Apr 11, 2017

Vien de Nus is considered as a famous variety of red wine grape that is primarily found and cultivated in the Italian regions.

Vien de Nus

To be more particular, this red wine grape variety finds its major existence in the DOC of Valle d’Aosta.

It is believed that this red wine grape variety entertains a specific association with the town of Nus as well as all its surroundings of Italy.

Thus, it could be easy to figure out where this grape variety has extracted its name from. This red wine grape variety today is considered as a very rare red wine variety of grape, the production and cultivation of which are encountered once in a blue moon.

This grape variety is predominantly taken into use as a blending component. This red wine grape variety has obtained the status of DOC very early ever since its very inception.

In the region of Nus, the wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are known as the Nus Russo wines and are very much enjoyed by the locals out there.

Wine grape varieties

The Nus Russo wines are actually the blending wines and this red wine grape variety forms seventy percent of the total content of the wines so produced.

Apart from this region, the existence of the vines of this red wine grape variety is hardly seen and therefore today the production and cultivation of this red wine grape variety is meeting extinction.

This red wine grape variety is most commonly used as blends and therefore the most famous blending parts of it are Pinot Noir, Petit Rouge, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo as well as Gamay.

At the same time, the use of this red wine grape variety is also carried out in a few varietal wines such as Neyret as well as Freisa respectively.

The vines of this red wine grape variety are vinified alone. These grapes together produce a bright violet-red color wine that tends to garnet on the process of their ripening.

The wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are mostly the dry wines that complement a good harmony.

Over the times, this red wine grape variety has been termed and addressed under a number of synonyms.

The famous names of this red wine grape variety are Gros Rodzo, Gros oriou, Gros vien, Gros rouge, Gros vien de Nus, Pianta di Nus, Oriou gros, Plant de Nus, Rouge male d’Arvier as well as Rouge de Fully.

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This red wine grape variety is said to have cultivated in the region of Italy. This, along with another grape variety called Petit Rouge, happens to be a native to the region of Valle d’Aosta and this is where the plantation and cultivation of this red wine grape variety is found at large.

In fact, the region of Valle d’Aosta is the only area where the plantation and cultivation of this red wine grape variety is carried out and in this particular region, this grape variety is grown at large.

This red wine grape variety occupies a very big area of cultivation, extending from the region of Donnaz in Avise on both the sides of Baltea and later reaching up to an altitude of 750 meters respectively.


The wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are considered to be very intense and fascinating.

These wines mainly originate from a red to purple colored load and it further tends to garnet along with ageing.

The flavors produced out of the wines of this red wine grape variety express a fruity flavor that becomes pleasurable to the mouth.

The wines so produced out of this red wine grape variety do not improve over a collection of two years.

Talking about the appearance of these wines, they are intensely colored and are very persistent in terms of their characteristics.

These wines are dry yet velvety and taste a little herbaceous on the palate. These wines also entertain the taste similar to that of cherry.

Part #5

Food pairing

All the wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are paired the best with the food items such as Mocetta, herb rice pilaf as well as vegetable soup.


Michael Bredahl

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