Cave Coopertives de Donnas
North of Piemonte (at the foot of the Alps), you start to get into the Alps in the bilingual French - Italian region of Valle d'Aosta. Donnas is the the first sub region along to Dora Baltea river (see map) and the name itself of a small and high quality cooperative, made up of 23 hectares and 20 something members. It's Alpine wine (1300-1700 ft).; it the largest game of Shoots and Ladders seen, with it's terraced vineyard hewn from the granite and quartz mountain sides. It's Nebbiolo as a Harpsichord (instead of the Barolo as cello); earthy, spicy wines that make you want to put your hiking boots on and scale a frozen waterfall.