It is the sparkling wine with the greatest organoleptic impact that the House offers. The Gran Cuvée XXI Secolo, produced only in vintages of superior quality, is a sparkling wine that d’Araprì proudly reserves for enthusiasts, where the ability of the three friends excels in combining the three grape varieties Bombino Bianco, Montepulciano and Pinot nero in one cuvèe of extreme balance and elegance.
The Gran Cuvée is produced only in years of superior quality, and it is the pride of d’Arparì proposed to all their fans. It is aged longer that produce a complex aromas.
Vines: White Bombino, Montepulciano and Black Pinot.
Production area: San Severo.
Vineyards: San Biase, Cotinone and San Matteo District 1/2 + 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: end of August Black Pinot, White Bombino mid-September and late September-early October 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 with the add of the dosing syrup (liquer d’expedition), about two months before the marketing.
Appearance: beautiful bright yellow with golden reflections and fine bubbles.
Bouquet: very elegant and balanced, aromas of tobacco, honey, apricots and citrus.
Flavor: Mouth wide and pleasantly creamy and very lively acidity that supports the complex structure of this sparkling wine.
Vintage on the market: 2015
The Gran Cuvée is ideal to drink with lobster, crab, salmon and caviar, “tartufo” dishes and cheeses with a long aging. The comples structure is enhance on mediterranean specialties, even simple as bread and tomato.