Sa Raja Cannonau di Sardegna

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Sa Raja Cannonau di Sardegna

A fine, perfumed style of Cannonau (Grenache)

Specifications

Country, Region
Italy, Sardegna
Grape
Cannonau
Vintage
2020
ABV
13%
Food friend
Tomato Pasta

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Perfumed redcurrant and bramble aromas combined with brown spice and warm, earthy notes. Bright and fleshy on the palate with juicy red berry and forest fruits, balanced by gentle tannins and fresh acidity. A supple, elegant style with fine tannins, bright acidity and a delicate savoury finish.

Producer details

Sa Raja, a new project established in the Gallura region of northern Sardinia, is one of the island's most exciting new producers, excelling with all 3 of its key varieties (Vermentino, Cannonau and Carignano). Sardinia has a very dry climate that allows Sa Raja to faarm the land according to 'integrated agriculture' - essentially cultivating their vines according to organic principles, but not organically certified, as they retain the option to resort to minimal treatments if environmental conditions demand it. They manage their vineyards sustainably, encouraging biodiversity and avoiding herbicides and insecticides.

In the vineyard

The 100% Cannonau grapes are sourced from relatively low-lying vineyards in the Romangia area. Sa Raja's soils are shallow and range from clay to sand, where they fertilise with compost and employ a maximum of four treatments per year. They also use eco-compatible materials in the vineyards, source local raw materials, conserve energy and use light-weight bottles. They plan to keep developing their sustainability credentials.

In the winery

Grapes are typically hand-harvested at the start of September and are then destemmed and macerated for 14 days with regular pumping over. Fermentation is in stainless steel at 22-28ºC, with malolactic fermentation taking place too. The wine spends 2 months on fine lees with battonage, then a further 4 months in stainless steel, before being released after 2 months in bottle.

Food Recommendations

Perfect with pasta served with a lamb ragù.

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