For me, the vineyard has a monumental and religious character. I go to the vineyard knowing that I am entering a sacred dimension: every good deed has the right reward and every mistake generates irreversible consequences.
The heart of the production are the plots of Villeneuve and Saint Pierre, located on the left of the Dora, called Adret, the best exposed to the sun: here the rows grow on soils poor in organic matter, which compels the vine to go deep and put the maximum effort to reach the full ripeness of the grapes.
The Central Valley,
the heart of Aosta Valley viticulture
The vineyards of Maison Anselmet are all located in the so-called Central Valley, a territory of morainic origin, with the characteristic «V» shape given by the progressive disappearance of ancient glaciers that have given way to the waters of the Dora Baltea. Downstream, the soil is pebbly and sandy, while higher up it becomes steep and rocky, forcing Anselmet to a heroic viticulture, made up of handwork and diligent maintenance of the terraces. The star of the Central Valley is the climate
, particularly suitable for the vine, which has found its chosen land here since the fifteenth century. Low rainfall, constant ventilation, excellent exposure and significant temperature variations give the wines a superior freshness and elegance, capable of surprising for the persistence and finesse of the aromas. .