Petit Rouge is a dark-skinned grape variety grown in the Valle d Aosta, northwestern Italy. It is the regions most widely planted red-wine grape, and is used to make tart, fruity reds and which are often compared to Beaujolais.
As the most prolific variety of the region, Petit Rouge is present in many of the DOCs around Aosta.
It dominates the Enfer d Arvier (85 percent), Torrette (70 percent) and Chambave (60 percent) denominazioni, and plays a minor role in Nus Rouge (30 percent). Common blending partners include Gamay, Pinot Noir and Fumin. The wines (again, like Beaujolais) are often served slightly chilled.