GRAPES: Carignano 100%
PRODUCTION ZONE: Central Sardinia.
VINIFICATION: grapes are only destemmed, maceration during fermentation is extended to 18-20 days maintaining a constant temperature between 24° and 28°c. The wine is partly wood-aged in 2nd or 3rd vintage tonneaux or barriques for 12 months and partly steel-aged. Assemblage in concrete for a minimum of 6 month is followed by maturation in bottle for at least 6 months.
COLOUR: Intense ruby red with bright, iridiscent tones.
AROMA: On the nose the wine takes flight, its richness and aromatic complexity are gradually revealed first in flowery, red berry notes then in tones of mediterranean balsalm and oriental spice.
TASTE: Rich, full, satisfying. A silky, layered progression which is enlivened by many-hued freshness, an underlying savoury streak and punchy yet rounded tannins, all thrusting to a long, enchanting finish of wild berries and herbs.
Game bird, roast lamb or goat, mature cheeses.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5% VOL
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 - 18°C