Didier Gerbelle is a young and very driven winemaker whose ambition and dream is to revive, establish and showcase the unique indigenous grape varieties of his home, Valle d’Aosta. At a very young age, Didier’s path was clearly marked out. As a five year old he would follow his grandfather around the vineyard and spent time playing with the shoots and cuttings. At twelve he knew how to work the rows and manage production. Didier represents the fourth generation of grape growers, and while his family has always produced wine for their own consumption and sold off remaining grapes, Didier is the first to break out with his own label and commercial winery.
The mountainous region of Valle d’Aosta is one of the least publicized of any wine regions in the country yet paradoxically offers unique native grapes that are among the most distinctive in all of Italy. No one highlights this fact better than Gerbelle, in fact he has dedicated a great deal of time and resources to bring back indigenous grape varieties that have long since been forgotten.
Two white wines and seven red wines make up the production; all in minute quantities. The wines are honest, remarkably aromatic and flavorful with distinctive character and impeccable balance.