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Cuvée – history and meaning of one of the most frequently used terms in oenology

How did the concept of Cuvée originate?

We can trace the concept of Cuvée back to the time of the Roman Empire.

One of the most significant signs of the Greek influence on the Romans was the culture and passion for wine.

Today, in fact, if we possess a refined and profound knowledge of wine, it is thanks to Roman imports, which introduced many varieties to our peninsula.

It is no coincidence that the origin of the word Cuvée comes from the Latin ‘cūpa’, meaning barrel, the vessel still used today for storing wine during fermentation.

Over the years, the word Cuvée (from the French ‘blend’ or ‘cut’) has taken on a different meaning. It indicates wines made from grapes from different vineyards (cru) and different vintages in order to create an organoleptic balance typical of this production.

There is a further way of understanding Cuvées, namely as ‘special creations’  that are excellent in oenological terms. These are distinguished by value and product quality, such as the founder’s Cuvée, the Cuvée close and the Gran Cuvée.

If we look further into the subject, we discover that the term Cuvée is mistakenly confused for Millesimato. Instead, we can state that these words are not really synonymous. In fact, Millesimato indicates more precisely a wine that is composed of at least 85% grapes from the same vintage and/or from a single vineyard (cru).

Whereas Cuvée is a blend, mostly obtained from a combination of several grapes, passions, flavours and aromas that combined with oenological expertise generate a unique, harmonious, elegant and qualitatively high product.

In the Perlage range we can find several Cuvées: the most precious is Tiziano Nardi Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Cuvée del Fondatore – Millesimato and Extra Brut. Then there are Cuvées such as Perlapp, Perlapp Rosé and Ottantacinque that are colourful, appealing and low in alcohol. Perfect for aperitifs, family evenings and parties with friends.

Perlapp and Ottantacinque are Cuvées made from white grapes. While Perlapp Rosé is made from a composition of white and red grapes, bringing typical flavours of red grapes to glass such as strawberry and raspberry, but also aromas typical of white sparkling wines such as apple and white flowers.

All our sparkling wine Cuvée are certified organic and vegan, contained in elegant and glamorous packaging with a focus on the environment and sustainability, in line with our company philosophy.

If you want to learn more about our Cuvée Perlapp, Perlapp Rosé and Ottantacinque click here.

To learn more about our founder’s Cuvée, on the other hand, you can find more information on this page.

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