Cannonau di Sardegna D.O.C. Riserva
Grape variety: 100% Cannonau. The most popular red grape variety in the island finds in the valley of Oristano a good distributional area thanks to the nearness of the sea and the mild climate, creating medium structured but very well-balanced, elegant wines with a good alcohol content.
Soil: Hilly, with medium-clayey texture, also rocky soils with good drainage.
Vineyard size: 15 ha
Training system: Spurred cordon.
Fertilizers: Natural organic.
Plant protection products: Traditional; sulphur and copper.
Weeding: Only mechanical.
Fermentation: Fermentation on skins. Maceration lasts 8/10 days and takes place at a controlled temperature around 24 °C.
Ageing: At least 12 months in first, second and third-passage durmast barriques, followed by a one-year refining in concrete vats and then in bottles until releasing.
Description: Ruby red colour with garnet hues; it shows mature fruit, toasty and spicy aromas on the nose. The wine is dry and smooth on the palate. Its structure, complexity and persistence make it a highly balanced wine.
Alcohol content: 14% vol
Food matching: Meat based entrées, also elaborated dishes. Suckling pig or roasted meat in general. Red meat and game. Cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18-20 °C