La Dama Forestiera

At the end of 1800 the English Gentildama Elisa Croghan, is found to manage the largest of its partner Tenimento the last Prince of San Severo Michele di Sangro.
Containment that will leave later on, to the city, to will and testament of the Prince himself, and for which that territory will become one of the largest vineyards in Italy.
Thus the Croghan will enter the history of the captains under the name of La Dama Forestiera and it is with this name that the writer Nino Casiglio The titled his famous novel.
The House of Araprì with admiration dedication to you this Cuvée, made from black grapes Montepulciano and Pinot Noir, from their own vineyards, vinified in white and where you use only the juice from the first pressing.
The Lady Forestiera is produced in the type “Nature” and only in magnums, which is aged for at least five years in the cellars of the House of Araprì, wonderful monuments of “master builders” of the eighteenth century, which extend in the subsurface of central San Severo.
It is this slow aging in freshness, in the quiet and in the dim light that gives the “Lady Forestiera” finesse and elegance that sets it apart and makes the House of Araprì one of the most sought after and appreciated among the sparkling wine-makers in Italy.

Grapes: Montepulciano and Black Pinot.
Production area: San Severo.
Vineyards: Cotinone and San Matteo District 2 + 12  hectars .
Soil type: argillaceous-calcareous, in slight slope.
Exposure and altimetry: South South-West, 80-100 mt on the sea level.
Growing system and plant density: Espalier, 3500 plants per hectar, Apulian Pergola 2000 plants per hectar.
Profit per hectar: 100-120 quintals per hectar, about 3-4 kg per stump.
Grape-harvest time: late August Black Pinot and late September Montepulciano, with manual gathering and selection of the grapes.

Refining and permanence on yeasts: each bottle rests minimum 60 months sheltered from light, drafts and knocks, at a temperature of 13°C, in the cellars of our ancient winery.
Flowing into (degorgement): made by hand at cold without the add of the dosing syrup (liquer d’expedition), about two months before the marketing.

Appearance: elegant golden yellow colour, with very dense and small bubbles.
Bouquet: rich and complex and with a elegant perfume and a ripe component of spices.
Flavor: full and has a greedy approach such as its bouquet, pleasant body and structure with considerable length of flavour.

Format: only 1.5 liter Magnum bottle.

Vintage on the market: 2013

Abbinamenti gastronomici

The majesty and sensuality of Dama Forestiera is enhance with savory dishes such as shrimp in vine leaves with potato curry. The comples structure  is enhance on mediterranean specialties, even simple as bread and tomato.

Typical gastronomic matching

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