Bonda is a red wine variety . It comes from the Italian Aosta Valley and is grown in small quantities in the central and eastern part of the valley in the municipalities of Quart , Nus , Saint-Denis and Châtillon . A first written description comes from Lorenzo Gatta from 1833.
The early maturing variety is vigorous and has a good yield. The red wines made from it are intensely red in color, tending to violet when young and later to garnet red. The alcohol content of the wine is a low 11 percent by volume .
The Bonda belongs to a group of grape varieties that were able to maintain themselves in the geographical island location of the Alpine regions of Italy and the Valais in Switzerland. The following varieties belong to this group:
- Red wine varieties: Bonda, Cornalin d'Aoste , Cornalin du Valais , Crovassa , Durize , Eyholzer , Fumin , Goron de Bovernier , Mayolet , Ner d'Ala , Petit-Rouge , Prëmetta / Prié rouge, Roussin , Roussin de Morgex , Vien de Nus , Vuillermin .
- White wine varieties: Completer , Himbertscha , Humagne Blanche , Lafnetscha , Petite Arvine , Planscher , Prié Blanc , Resi .
autochthonous variety in the Aosta Valley
The values were measured between 1994 and 1998 in the district of Cuignon, Saint Denis at an altitude of 700 m above sea level. NN in a pending vineyard with a southern exposure:
- Budding: April 17th (see also the article BBCH scale for grapevines )
- Flowering: June 6th
- Maturity: August 14th
- Harvest: October 13th