Azienda Vitivinicola Selve
The Selva winery was founded in June 1948 when Maddalena Juglair and Rinaldo Nicco bought the winery in Donnas from Anna Maria Caterina widow Selve. The wine-growing area extended for about 2 hectares, all cultivated with Picotendro, an autochthonous vine also called Nebbiolo della Valle d'Aosta. The company's philosophy has always been to grow the vines in biodynamic and in the course of a few years already produced about 60 hectoliters of wine without sulphites and without additives and divided into various Crus, but sold in bulk until the end of the 70s. 1998 took over Merlet Bruna and Nicco Rolando who renovated the buildings and bought new vineyards expanding the estate with several new Gran Cru but above all, they start marketing the wine in individual bottles. In 2003 the company bought from the Noble Family Walser De La Pierre of Gressoney the famous Zumstein vineyard that was abandoned for 25 years. all the Cru are located along a rocky coast exposed to the south, where dry stone walls outline breathtaking pergolas terraces. In the vineyard we make a meticulous selection of each individual bunch, so as to have the best grapes from each single Cru soltato. In the cellar all fermentations are spontaneous and the refinements take place in chestnut casks. Selve wines are in a very limited edition destined to the best connoisseurs in the world. Each bottle of Picotendro is a natural wine, conceived as a real creature, almost a work of wine art.