Welcome to Episode 1406 in which Marc Millon interviews Elena and Eleonora Charrère from Les Cretes
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Elena and Eleonora’s family has been operating in the agricultural sector in the Aosta Valley for 6 generations. Thanks to the foresight of Eleonora’s father, Costantino, in the mid-1950s, produced the first bottles of Cru La Sabla that were put up for sale. In 1989 Les Crêtes was founded.
In 2007, together with some Aosta Valley producers, Elena and Eleonora founded the Valle d’Aosta delegation of Women of Wine.
Les Crêtes ‘ winery is located in the scenic Aymavilles area of the Aosta Valley.
Their Vineyards are spread over 20 hectares among parcels in six different villages, and planted in both indigenous vinifera varieties (Petite Arvine , Petit Rouge, Prëmetta , Fumin , Mayolet , Cornalin), as well as the more traditional vinifera varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Muscat). The soils that have developed over the centuries on the glacial morain hillsides around Aymavilles are composed of a mixture of sand and calcareous rocks.
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More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England
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