Monica di Sardegna D.O.C. Superiore
Grape variety: 100% Monica. One of the first red grape varieties introduced in Sardinia. The variety finds in the valley of Oristano a good distributional area thanks to the nearness of the sea and the typically Mediterranean climate, where its medium and sparse bunches of grapes achieve perfect ripeness, creating a fresh wine with good structure and high drinkability.
Soil: Sedimentary soil, structurally loose and well-draining; medium textured.
Vineyard size: 10 ha
Training system: Guyot.
Fertilizers: Natural organic.
Plant protection products: Traditional; sulphur and copper.
Weeding: Only mechanical.
Fermentation: Fermentation on skins. Maceration lasts 8/10 days and happens at a controlled temperature around 24 °C.
Ageing: Aged for only 4 or 5 months in old durmast barrels; later refined in concrete vats for at least 6-7 months.
Description: Ruby red colour, with red fruit and spicy aromas on the nose. The wine is dry, fresh and pleasantly smooth on the palate. A wine with good structure but also high drinkability.
Alcohol content: 13% vol
Food matching: Hors d’oeuvres, entrées, roasted meat.
Serving temperature: 18-20 °C