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Gran Cuvée

Quality Spumante Wine
Metodo Classico

 

Grapes

Durella for 80-85%. Chardonnay grapes make up the remaining 15-20%. Durella is a very ancient indigenous grape variety from the Veneto region, cultivated on soils rich in minerals. A typical variety of the Lessini Mountains, it is found on the hills between the provinces of Vicenza and Verona and capable of creating wines with remarkable acidity, lending itself well to Metodo Classico sparkling wine. Chardonnay is an international grape variety, cultivated in all wine-growing areas of the world and known for its prolific use in the production of Champagne.

Zone

The Lessini Mountains in the north east hills of Verona.

System

Short Veronese Tendone.

Land

Volcanic origin.

Harvesting

End of August. The grapes are harvested by hand and transported in boxes. The boxes are then placed in the cellar, cooling the grapes before pressing

Technique

Soft pressing occurs at a temperature between 10-12°C. The first fermentation takes place in thermo-controlled tanks, here, the temperature can range from 15-18°C. In April the wine then undergoes second fermentation using its own yeasts.

Maturation

Occurring on its own yeasts in the bottle, the fermentation period is no less than 48 months. Remuage sûr pupitres: once the fermentation process is complete, the bottles are taken from their stacks and placed inverted in the pupitres and then turned by hand every day for about 30 days, after which they are then disgorged

 

FEATURES

 

ALCOHOL CONTENT

12,50% vol.

COLOUR

Intense straw yellow with slightly golden reflections

PERLAGE

Elegantly frothy, accompanied by fine, persistent bubbles.

Bouquet

Complex and layered, at every aromatic level it reveals fresh scents of Mediterranean brush with notes of broom flowers and strawberries. Scents of exotic fruit, apple and acacia honey chase each other on an intense balsamic background, making the wine refined and intriguing.

Taste

The palate is almost explosive with a decisive and pungent freshness. The fruity and sweet notes slowly fade towards an overpowering minerality that leads the palate into a savoury and almost salty note. There is body with a strong character. Excellent persistence.

Pairings

Excellent as an aperitif. There are many combinations that can enhance the acidity/sapid characteristics of this wine. A risotto with red radicchio and Monte Veronese cheese, a risotto with zucchini and Taleggio cheese. A meat or cheese fondue.

Service

Ideally served at 4-6° C in a flûte when enjoying it as an aperitif; in a glass to enhance all its characteristics.

Packaging

Bottles: Champagnotta 0,75 Lt
Box: 6 bottles

 

   Technical specifications Gran Cuvèe

 

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