Our Apple Trees
The orchards used for the apple production are more than one century old, and are cultivated on the Valdostan slopes, at 1000 masl. The selection of our apples is done valutating, on one hand the altitude of the ancient and rare varieties to have suitable characteristics of acidity, tannins and sugar concentration to produce the cider, and on the other hand it’s based on the age (more than 80 years old), the type of farming and the integration on the surrounding scenary.
At Saint Marcel we produce a sparkling cider with the classic method, with only the autocton apple Raventze (cultivated in Aosta Valley, at La Salle, Saint Marcel and Antey). No chemical treatment is performed on our Valdostan apples.