Cuvee Des Guides Brut Nature in Wooden Box Cave Mont Blanc
Awards and honors
This bottle is sold in Wooden Box.
The Cuvée des Guides is part of a renamed wine collection of the wine company Cave Du Vin Blanc. This is the best expression of the wines of the Mont Blanc which is a very hard geographical area both for the geological than the weather conditions: the land is very big and the soil has very hard slopes. There are not so many vines which almost don’t satisfy the local demand. By the way, there is still present an heroic and rich viticulture which is a great local heritage. The cellar cultivates the “Prié blanc” vine which has a prestigious white berry whose origins are unknown. It could come from the Savoia or Vallese lands by the way the presence of this vine in Aosta Valley dates back long time ago. Exactly in this area at the feet of Monte Bianco where this vine has been submitted to genetic modifications and assumed the modern characteristics. As for all the vines that can fit extremes conditions, also the “Prié blanc” has an early maturation and a strong acidity. This aspect in addition to its resistance to the spring frosts allowed the “Prié blanc” to be cultivated at 1000 meters above the sea level. This height is prohibitive for the most traditional vines. The “extreme” ambient and the altitude allowed this vine to resist to the phylloxera so the most of the vines are ungrafted.
Characteristics of this wine
The white wine Cuvéè des Guides is a wine from Aosta Valley produced by 100% Prié blanc, Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle biotype grapes. The wine making follows the ancient method passed on by the local farmers that today add some innovation to make this wine even more prestigious and refined. In fact in addition to the traditional bottle re-fermentation in the respect of the classic Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle method, there is a previous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. It follows the froth which takes place in an experimental cellar (a recent innovation) at 2590 m. In this particular ambient thank to the decrease of the atmospheric pressure and to the rigid temperature the perlage formation and the bottle refinement are positively influenced. The first disgorging (elimination of the deposit and clearing of the wine) takes place after, at least, 15 months. The organoleptic characteristics marked a yellow color with green reflections wine. It has a floral scent, enriched by a typical mineral aroma. The mineral taste is also very sapid and fresh. Finally the fine perlage is persistent.
Suggested matches while tasting this wine
This fantastic wine from Aosta Valley has to be drunk in appetizers joined by salad and in oil snacks. It is also good all along the meal for its scent and taste amplitude. It is perfect with the buffalo milk mozzarella from Campania, the culatello di Zibello with whole flour bread seasoned by extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. It has to be served cold at 6°-8° C. in a Flûte glass.