Arvier

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Arvier
Comune
Comune di Arvier
Commune d'Arvier
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Coat of arms of Arvier
Coat of arms
Arvier is located in Italy
Arvier
Arvier
Location of Arvier in Italy
Coordinates: 45°42′11″N 7°10′0″E / 45.70306°N 7.16667°E / 45.70306; 7.16667Coordinates: 45°42′11″N 7°10′0″E / 45.70306°N 7.16667°E / 45.70306; 7.16667
Country Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Province none
Frazioni Baise-Pierre, Chamençon, Chamin, Chez les Fournier, Chez les Garin, Chez les Moget, Chez les Roset, Grand Haury, La Crête, La Ravoire, Léverogne, Mécosse, Petit Haury, Planaval, Rochefort, Verney
Area
 • Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 776 m (2,546 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
 • Total 858
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym Arvelains
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11011
Dialing code 0165
Patron saint Saint Sulpice
Saint day 17 January
Website Official website

Arvier is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.

Geography[edit]

Location of the commune of Arvier within the Valle d'Aosta


Wine[edit]

The local wine, Enfer d'Arvier, had its own DOC designation before being subsumed into the Valle d'Aosta DOC. It is a blend made primarily from the Petit Rouge grape with lesser amounts of Dolcetto, Gamay, Neyret, Pinot noir, and/or Vien de Nus.[1]

People[edit]

Arvier was the birthplace of Maurice Garin, the winner of the original Tour de France in 1903. His family migrated to Northern France in 1885.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ T. Stevenson "The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia" pg 274 Dorling Kindersley 2005 ISBN 0-7566-1324-8