Cave Mont Blanc de Morgex et La Salle
Cave Mont Blanc de Morgex et La Salle is a cooperative that was formed in 1983. They produce white wine from Aosta’s only indigenous, white grape, Prie Blanc. Cave Mont Blanc represents 80 small, artisan, grower members, each too small to produce and bottle their own wine. These farmers combined control a total of 18 hectares, which translates to 90% of all harvested grapes in the prime vineyards between Morgex and La Salle.
Cave Mont Blanc believes in a philosophy of strict non-interventionist, natural wine production, always respecting the terroir and the traditions and culture of the territory. Indigenous yeasts are used in stainless steel, temperature controlled, fermentation. The wine is carefully racked and does not undergo clarification or stabilization. The wines are bottled to order, allowing maximum freshness throughout the year. The temperature and dryness of the air make soil and vine disease scarce allowing the cooperative to use European, non-grafted vines, which results in healthier, longer lived wines with greater purity and character.