Valle d’Aosta is Italy’s smallest wine region located in the Alps in the northwest corner of Italy on the border of Switzerland and France and produces a wide range of wines mostly from local Alpine grapes. Petite Arvine is a grape of Swiss origin dating back to 1602. Petite Arvine is not your every day sipping wine. This is a wine, like most old world wines, made for food. Grosjean’s Petite Arvine is medium to full bodied, rich in texture and packed with flavors of apples and citrus with a touch of fennel in the background. It’s elegant and aromatic and lingers on the palate for quite some time. The classic pairing would be cheese fondue but this wine had enough body and texture to pair with risotto, seafood, white meats and sausages.