Les Crêtes

Vigne La Tour Valle d'Aosta Fumin

8.829 ratings
8.812 pro ratings
Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Fumin
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Elisabetta M.

Richly aromatic and lovely retro-nasal scent of spice and overall richness. The taste is ample and powerful. #cuveebois #lescretes #chardonnay #onceuponawine

Richly aromatic and lovely retro-nasal scent of spice and overall richness. The taste is ample and powerful. #cuveebois #lescretes #chardonnay #onceuponawine

May 4th, 2017
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.1

This was drinking great. Vibrant purple color, even at 10 years of age. Smoky and stony, with both a Syrah like aromas and a structure more like Gamay. It perfectly pins the expected aromas of a "mountain" wine with hints of wild herbs in the finish. Should be spectacular with an aged sheep's milk cheese like Ossau Iraty.

This was drinking great. Vibrant purple color, even at 10 years of age. Smoky and stony, with both a Syrah like aromas and a structure more like Gamay. It perfectly pins the expected aromas of a "mountain" wine with hints of wild herbs in the finish. Should be spectacular with an aged sheep's milk cheese like Ossau Iraty.

Dec 23rd, 2016
Enna Weng

Love the flavor in the sense that the secondary flavored are coming out, however, the fruitiness has died completely, the after taste is a bit flat and short. The complexity is there. Like it but not crazy about it. Love the nose though!

Love the flavor in the sense that the secondary flavored are coming out, however, the fruitiness has died completely, the after taste is a bit flat and short. The complexity is there. Like it but not crazy about it. Love the nose though!

Apr 27th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

8.9

Spicy, red berries, smoke and rubber, really good and funky. Juicy with nice acids. A little roasted fruit and very clean. Needs a plate of ragu. Really juicy and fresh.

Spicy, red berries, smoke and rubber, really good and funky. Juicy with nice acids. A little roasted fruit and very clean. Needs a plate of ragu. Really juicy and fresh.

Jan 24th, 2016
Brett Jones

Deep dark ruby, dusty smoked fruit, dry, disappearing tannins, the dark fruit showing its last vestiges, last flickers of life - a wine we should have enjoyed 5 years ago. 2001
Moral: don't keep your wines longer than you should.

Deep dark ruby, dusty smoked fruit, dry, disappearing tannins, the dark fruit showing its last vestiges, last flickers of life - a wine we should have enjoyed 5 years ago. 2001
Moral: don't keep your wines longer than you should.

Jul 28th, 2015
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

8.4

Interesting evolved aromas of black walnut skin, licorice, and balsamic. Falls flat in the mouth with light body, low acid, and low tannin.

Interesting evolved aromas of black walnut skin, licorice, and balsamic. Falls flat in the mouth with light body, low acid, and low tannin.

Jul 12th, 2015
Jennifer Massolo

Ive been a fan of Les Crêtes for some time. Their syrah is a favourite of mine, the Coteau la Tour. Fumin is a first for me. '07. Happily ive also learned this variety is indigenous to this region. Nose is interesting after some 15 mins in glass opening up: roasted pork, clove, and blueberries. Nice structure for some years to come. Love this wine.

Ive been a fan of Les Crêtes for some time. Their syrah is a favourite of mine, the Coteau la Tour. Fumin is a first for me. '07. Happily ive also learned this variety is indigenous to this region. Nose is interesting after some 15 mins in glass opening up: roasted pork, clove, and blueberries. Nice structure for some years to come. Love this wine.

Dec 30th, 2013
Matteo Burani

Les cretes fumin doc valle d'aosta 08. Not too familiar w fumin, but this is a generic, overoaked, uncharesmatic wine. Complete blah. Good producer, but pointless wine.

Les cretes fumin doc valle d'aosta 08. Not too familiar w fumin, but this is a generic, overoaked, uncharesmatic wine. Complete blah. Good producer, but pointless wine.

Mar 10th, 2013
Erica Parker

Smoky, earthy, dark fruit, animal

Smoky, earthy, dark fruit, animal

Jan 5th, 2017
Andrew Hunter

BANGING

BANGING

Oct 30th, 2016