100% Cannonau from Sardinia.
Argiolas - Costera 2014 (86 tsomw points)
In the glass a ruby red color with garnet rim.
On the nose red fruit like cherries, plums with hints of graphite, black pepper and vanilla.
On the palate it is warm, round, soft tannins with 14% alcohol, good texture and nice balance.
Limestone, clayey elements, medium mixture tending to loose, small and medium-sized pebbles.
Mediterranean, mild winters, limited rainfall, very hot and windy summers.
Fermentation - maceration at controlled temperature of 28-30 °C for about 10- 12 days. Malolactic fermentation in concrete glass-lined tanks and development in small oak casks for 8-10 months. Brief refining in the bottle.
Colour: Intense ruby red with garnet tinges.
Nose: Intensely vinous, typical of Cannonau.
Palate: warm, well-rounded, well structured and excellently balanced.
Constant temperature 18 °C, humidity 75%, controlled light, horizontal bottle.
Medium sized goblet, temperature 16-18 °C.
First courses with tasty condiments, roast suckling pig and lamb, Sardinian pecorino cheese, medium or long matured.
Website winemaker: www.argiolas.it