Wine,

as I am

Uncategorised

LE COPIN

Le Copin


The French teaches an important lesson: that of “second vins” or “second wines”. It is a representative selection, a manifesto of the production style of a winery wanting to reach consumers with a more accessible price. Ironically, this type of wine requires more consideration: it must immediately capture the taster’s attention and entice him to discover the rest of the production. The cards Le Copin plays are those of our territory, a blunt and straightforward wine that speaks of the Aosta Valley.

FIRST VINTAGE
2019

ALTITUDE
550/750m asl

EXPOSURE
Southeast, Southwest

VINEYARD
Lieu-dit

HARVEST
October

MATURATION
2nd/3rd period

RECOMMENDED PAIRING
Friggitelli peppers stuffed with minced pork

DESCRIPTION
Ruby red with shades of coral pink. The first impact recalls the fruit and vegetable counter at the market. Various fresh vegetables stand out in the glass: green tomato, yellow pepper and radish jostle around. Following are more delicate spicy notes of pink pepper and turmeric. The mouth is strong, fierce, with accurate tannins that open to a distinctly savory sip, almost making it spicy, supported by aromatic hints of chili. A wine with great personality.

My Plots

My Plots

In Patois, a dialectal variant of the Franco-Provençal language spoken in the Aosta Valley, La Plantze means «terrace».

«Terraces» are the vineyards that occupy my working days, plots of land often held up by dry stone walls, typical of the Aosta Valley, which climb up even very steep slopes, at altitudes ranging from 600 to 1000 meters.

Each terrace is a parcel from which a few hundred bottles are obtained, the result of daily efforts to reach the vineyards and conduct a careful winegrowing, capable of responding to the challenges of the mountain environment.

The terraces I cultivate are «parcels» also because they are “parceled” within them, which means that they are divided into rows of different vines, according to the ancient farming custom to plant several varieties in the same plot to promote their ecosystem resilience, or their survival.

My Wines

My Wines

My wines are an expression of the season and experimentation.

Each vintage is different and so is each vinification process, which presents the “signs” of the different harvests. The mountain forces the vine to intensify some characteristics: this fascinates me and pushes me not to standardize winemaking, but rather to grasp and enhance the differences that nature concedes.

I work hard in the field, starting early in the morning, to put each row in the condition to best express itself and bring healthy, crunchy and strongly characterized grapes to the cellars. select the best grapes and work them in the cellar, manually. I try to understand the potential of each batch, its aging capacity. Consequently, I choose the best technique so that my musts can achieve oenological results that are rich in structure, finesse and longevity.

NAGÒTT

Nagòtt


La Plantze was born in Montagnine, in an old vineyard of about one hectare left to itself in recent years. It was among the 80-year-old stocks that Henri had been told that, at least for that year, they would have not gotten anything out of it. Patience is the virtue of the strong, and the response was strong and patient: “Fa Nagòtt!”, or “Don’t worry!”. Because if the wait is worth its price then you can easily expect a great red with outstanding body, structure and elegance, the symbol of one of the most suitable areas of the Aosta Valley.

ALTITUDE
750m asl

EXPOSURE
Southwest

VINEYARD
Lieu-dit: Montagnine

HARVEST
Late October - early November

MATURATION
2nd/3rd period

RECOMMENDED PAIRING
Seupetta of Cogne

RATINGS
ViniBuoni d'Italia 2022 - GOLDEN STAR
Download PDF

PAS TOI

Pas Toi


“PAS TOI”, from the French “NON TU” (non-native vine), a homophone of “PATOIS”, the dialect in the Aosta Valley. This is a personal challenge for Henri: adding a 100% Viogner in his cellar. The variety has been less popular in a wine scene that increasingly prefers more acidity than softer and plumper notes, which characterize Viogner. These features are completely tempered in Pas Toi thanks to the peculiar Terroir of the Aosta Valley which endows the wine with the right level of salinity.

FIRST VINTAGE
2022

ALTITUDE
500-550m asl

EXPOSURE
South

VINEYARD
Plantayes

HARVEST
1st week of October

MATURATION
2nd period

AGEING
Barriques for 10 months

RECOMMENDED PAIRING
Salmon tataki

Just over 6 hectares along the Dora Baltea, in the Aosta Valley, for a production that does not exceed 20,000 bottles.
La Plantze is the dream of a winery free from regulations and conditions.
The rules are not made by protocols, but by the desire to experiment and to get involved, producing wines from the Aosta Valley for the fearless onlookers.

DISCOVER MORE

Who I Am?

In each Bildungsroman, the moment when the protagonist “grows up” is described.

In my personal history, this transition took place in 2013, when I decided to rent my father’s vineyard and start making wine, without external conditioning, under the name of La Plantze.

DISCOVER MY HISTORY

My

Plots

 

In Patois, a dialectal variant of the Franco-Provençal language spoken in the Aosta Valley, La Plantze means «terrace».

«terraces» are the vineyards that occupy my working days, plots of land often held up by dry stone walls, typical of the Aosta Valley, which climb up even very steep slopes, at altitudes ranging from 600 to 1000 meters.

DISCOVER MY PLOTS

My wines are an expression of the season and experimentation.

Slide item 7
Slide item 8


Privacy Policy
Cookie Policy
Credits

  
La Plantze Di Henri Anselmet
P.Iva 01178540074
Fraz. Vereytaz 30
11018 Villeneuve AOSTA
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
La Plantze
×
×

Log in