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Atos May 9, 2008 11:16 AM

Does anybody know how this grape variety tastes
06 Prëmetta, Grosjean Frères, Vallee d’Aoste I am going to a tasting next week this on the list, was wondering what kind of wine it is

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  1. maria lorraine RE: Atos May 9, 2008 01:14 PM

    Premetta is a very obscure grape varietal. Google premetta grape and read about it.

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    1. re: maria lorraine
      Atos RE: maria lorraine May 9, 2008 04:29 PM

      there is actually very little info about it online, no tasting notes either

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        maria lorraine RE: Atos May 9, 2008 05:38 PM


        Try Googling (or Firefoxing or whatever you like) using a number of different search terms to dig up the info.

        I just Googled Premetta Grosjean Freres, and found plenty of listings including tasting notes and food pairings.

        Tip: When an Italian-language website turns up in your Google search, you can click on Translate This Page, or go to the website and click on the British flag (for English) if that option is offered. The translation won't be perfect, but you'll get a good sense of things. If either of those options don't work, you can always cut and paste the Italian text into one of the free language translation sites. If you speak French, many websites from that area are also in French.

        Look at the links on all the websites. I clicked on a description of your wine, and on that site was a link to info about Premetta. Another led to other producers of Premetta.

        And my first search above turned up the Grosjean Freres Winery website, with a description of their Premetta, tech notes, and pairing info. This website was in addition to the other websites offering flavor descriptions and pairing notes.

        Last, the Vallee d'Aoste is also spelled Valle d'Aosta, but I did not use either spelling in my Google search.

        OK, you're armed with searching tips now. Go digging.

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      RicRios RE: Atos May 9, 2008 05:16 PM

      Chambave Rouge, Fumin, Prié Rouge (= Premetta ), Magolet, Gros Vien, Enfer d'Arvier, Blanc de Morgex ...
      Be careful, your risk getting lost in la foresta Valdostana...

      1. vvvindaloo RE: Atos May 12, 2008 10:09 PM

        I had never heard of Premetta until I read your post, Atos. I am sorry to say that I can't offer you any insight with regard to your wine, but I do have a question of my own for whomever can answer it:
        I did some superficial digging and found several sources claming that Premetta is the same grape as Primaticcio. I was under the impression that Primaticcio was in the same vein as Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. But the descriptions I read of Premetta sound nothing like the Montepulciano I drink. Am I mistaken?

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        1. re: vvvindaloo
          Atos RE: vvvindaloo May 16, 2008 09:07 AM

          did the tasting premetta was delightful lightbodied red nose of berries taste of light fruit. genle wine with unique combination of flavors try it if you can

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          aperitif RE: Atos May 17, 2008 08:37 PM

          I actually had the pleasure and honor of opening a bottle of this very wine for Neal Rosenthal (the importer) recently. It's on of my favorites. Although it's quite light in body, it's deceptively full of flavors: red berries, dried flowers, red apple skins. It's perfect summer wine, delicious with a slight chill. Hope you like!

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