Cuvage was founded in Acqui Terme in 2011, in the province of Alessandria, a territory world famous for Italian sparkling wine. Cuvée and perlage are two key elements in the making of sparkling wine. It is from their liaison Cuvage was born. Proud of its Piemonte origin, the focus is on native grapes like Nebbiolo and Cortese, complemented by international varieties. Cuvage was founded to emphasize a unique terroir and to honor the cradle of premium Italian sparkling wines.
Pinot nero (80%), Chardonnay (20%).
Cooling of grape bunches, whole bunch pressing between 45-50% of initial weight, cold static settling, inoculation of selected yeasts.
Cuvée maturation for seven months in stainless steel on its own yeast. Minimum of 36 months of permanence on the yeasts. Minimum of 6 months of ageing in bottle.
The color is a straw yellow with golden highlights demonstrating a very fine and persistent perlage; the nose reveals the classic aromas of bread crust as well as a mineral note that hints at flint. As the wine acclimates to the glass, the character of the cuvée emerges, conveying yellow fruit, currant, delicate wisteria, and slightly roasted hazelnuts; the taste is crisp, savory, structured and fresh.
It is recommended to go against the grain with this one, combining it with main courses, preferably raw meats, tempura, seafood, and vegetables with intense flavor. Tartufo Bianco and aged cheeses are always welcome.
Elegance, well-structured, austerity are the key words for this wine in which Pinot Noir is deliberately not aged in wood in able to highlight its ability to transfer the unique mineral characteristics of the soil. The presence of Chardonnay is the completion of the interpretation that our sparkling wine house wishes to offer to the territory. The vineyards are located on the hilly ridge that follows Strevi to Castino; areas located at an altitude between 250 and 450 meters above sea level. The soils that characterize our Cuvée can be defined as an amalgam of gray-whitish marl with a strong limestone component. The vineyards located in the Sessame area benefit from the continuous ventilation of the “Marino”, a wind that blows from the Ligurian coast and gives the fruit a distinctive complexity.