Municipality of Arvier
Arvier lies at an altitude of 776 m above sea level, in a small depression cultivated with vines that testifies man’s skill in exploiting every inch of terrain possible – this is where the famous “Enfer d’Arvier” red wine is produced. Overlooking the town is the Romanesque bell tower with its two and three-mullioned windows and pyramidal spire standing to the left side of San Sulpizio parish church.
Arvier’s history and traditions
The name Arvier derives from the ancient word: “Arwa”, a pre-Roman term for spruce. The castle, built in the late 13th century belonged to the feudal landlords of Arvier, but is now unfortunately in a poor state of repair.
The village of Leverogne is particularly interesting due to its harmonious blend of medieval and latterly-constructed buildings.
A TRADITIONAL DISH FROM THE AOSTA VALLEY
This traditional local dish from the Aosta Valley known as “Carbonada” is a main dish whose ingredients include: beef chopped into small pieces (sometimes but rarely venison is used) and left to marinate for at least 12 hours in copious red wine in which vegetables and spices are steeped to add flavour. The most suitable wine to pair with this dish is “Enfer d’Arvier”.