Morgex

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Morgex

Mordzé
Comune di Morgex
Commune de Morgex
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Rue du Valdigne, Morgex main pedestrian street
Location of Morgex
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Location of Morgex in Italy
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Morgex
Morgex (Aosta Valley)
Coordinates: 45°45′N7°02′E / 45.750°N 7.033°E / 45.750; 7.033 Coordinates: 45°45′N7°02′E / 45.750°N 7.033°E / 45.750; 7.033
Country Italy
Region Aosta Valley
Province none
Frazioni Arpy, Biolley, Dailley, Fosseret, Lavancher, La Ruine, Marais, Montet, Pautex, Ruillard, Tirivel, Villair
Area
[1]
  Total43 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
923 m (3,028 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2006) [2]
  Total1,989
  Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Morgeassins
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11017
Dialing code 0165
Website Official website

Morgex (Valdôtain: Mordzé) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy. High quality white wine is produced in the area, and it is home to the last few plantings of the very rare pink grape, Roussin de Morgex. [3]

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Roussin de Morgex is an Italian grape variety, native to the western part of Valle d'Aosta in the municipality of Morgex. It is a pink-skinned teinturier grape that produced a light pink juice. Although it may by used as one of the autochthonous varieties allowed in the red DOC wine from the region, Valle d'Aosta Rosso, in 2010 it was not cultivated commercially; according to wine writer Ian D'Agata nobody had made wine from it in 300 years. Since then, small experimental plantings have been made, and a subsequent 20 bottle batch of pink sparkling wine produced by Cave Mont Blanc in 2014 showed sufficient promise to spur further research and planting.

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. Gray, W. Blake (21 February 2017). "Tasting the world's rarest wine grape". The Gray Report. Retrieved 2018-06-29.