Chambave

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Chambave
Comune
Comune di Chambave
Commune de Chambave
Coat of arms of Chambave
Coat of arms
Chambave is located in Italy
Chambave
Chambave
Location of Chambave in Italy
Coordinates: 45°45′N 7°33′E / 45.750°N 7.550°E / 45.750; 7.550
Country Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Frazioni Arlier, Septumian, Margnier, Valléry, Thuy, Verthuy, Tercy, Poyaz, Parléaz, Clapey, Aier, Champlan, Jovençanaz, Praz, Promassaz, Ronchère, Champagne, Chandianaz, Cesséyaz, Pilliolet, La Poya, Moncharey, Croux, Guichet, Ollières, Goillaz, Les Fosses, Grenellaz, La Méyaz, Perret, La Plantaz, Protorgnet
Government
 • Mayor Elio Chatrian
Area
 • Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
 • Total 968
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Chambosard
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11023
Dialing code 0166
Patron saint Saint Lawrence
Saint day 10 August

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

The communal territory is crossed by the Dora Baltea. The highest peak is the Mont Avic at 3,006 metres (9,862 ft) above sea level.

Wine[edit]

Growers in Chambave produce several Italian wines under the Valle d'Aosta DOC including a rosso, sweet wine Moscato and a Passito.[1]

  • Chambave Rosso - Must contain a minimum of 60% Petit Rouge with Dolcetto, Gamay and Pinot noir making up the rest of the blend. Beyond the Valle d'Aosta DOC requirement, grapes destined for Chambave Rosso must be harvested to a more limited maximum yield of 10 tonnes/ha and be fermented to a minimum 11% alcohol with the six months of aging taking place in wood (usually oak) barrels.
  • Chambave Moscato - Sweet white made from the Moscato di Chambave grape. Harvested to a maximum yield of 10 tonnes/ha and fermented to a minimum alcohol level of 11% with three months aging in wood.
  • Chambae Moscato Passito - Straw wine produced from Moscato di Chambave grapes that have been left to dry into raisins and then fermented to a minimum alcohol level of 16.5% with two years of aging in wood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Saunders Wine Label Language pp. 211-212 Firefly Books 2004 ISBN 1-55297-720-X