The La Kiuva cooperative was founded in 1975 in the Valle d’Aosta, the smallest Italian region, nestled in the Alps to the north-west of the Italian peninsula, bordering with France and Switzerland.
- 60 growers, 15 hectares of vines.
- All the vineyards are located between 380 and 500 meters above sea level.
- Soil sandy and alkaline.
- Cultivation method: Guyot and Pergola, on sandy glacier-crafted terraces.
- Alpine climate: wide temperature variations between day and nigh increase the acidity and freshness of the grapes.
- A boutique cooperative which produces only 6000 cases/year.
- Right at the heart of the Alps, in the small and beautiful village of Arnad.
- La Kiuva is committed to giving value to the terroir and the indigenous grape variety (Nebbiolo, known as Picotendro). Members were encouraged to take over old, abandoned vineyards in the best areas in order to produce authentic and sustainable wines.