from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of northwest Italy bordering on France and Switzerland. Separated from Piedmont in the 1940s, it has a predominantly French linguistic and cultural heritage.
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- proper n. A French-speaking region of northern Italy.
- proper n. The sole province of Valle d'Aosta, consisting of the whole region.
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- n. a region in northwestern Italy
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Home to thirteen indigenous grapes, the rocky soils of Valle d'Aosta produce wines that are distinctive and may remind you more of what's produced over the border in France. photo by cortomaltese
With our wine I'll be making some traditional food from the Valle d'Aosta--fonduta, which is the Italian version of fondue, served warm over squares of fried polenta.
This January we'll sample some of the wine and food of Valle d'Aosta.
Made from Petit Rouge, a grape grown only in the Valle d'Aosta, I loved this wine's aromas of cherries, thyme, and crushed rocks.
The valley became known as Vallis Augusta, which in the local dialect ended up as the modern Valle d'Aosta.
I don't get to taste wines of the Valle d'Aosta as often as I'd like but I did recently get to drink and write-up the 2004 Fumin from Grosjean Frères.
I had the best intentions of making a traditional Valle d'Aosta dish to go with this wine but in the end we had Rachael Ray's "deconstructed lasagna"--a house favorite for hitting all the flavor notes of the famous baked pasta dish without all the headache and planning ahead.
Tucked into the remote hills of northern Italy is the Valle d'Aosta, the most isolated of the country's wine producing regions.
If you explore Italian wines, don't forget to give a try to the Valle d'Aosta region, which cultivates the highest vineyards in Europe.
So there will be more Italian wines in 2009, beginning with the Valle d'Aosta in January.
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