Cantina di Santadi - Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis 2013
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Santadi - Grotta Rossa 2013
( 80 tsomw points )
A bright scarlet color in the glass.
Intense aromas of red fruit and leather.
On the palate lots of fruit (cherry) and elegant starter, then soft and dry with well blended tannins and fresh flavor.
CLASSIFICATION Carignano del Sulcis DOC.
PLACE OF ORIGIN Exclusively carignano grapes from bush-growth and counter-espalier vineyards in the lower Sulcis area.
SOIL COMPOSITION Medium mixture, tending to loose, with clay, sand and limestone composition.
GRAPE VARIETIES Carignano 100%.
CLIMATE Hot and dry summers, mild winters.
HARVESTING In regular years, the harvesting of carignano grapes starts in the second half of September and ends in the first half of October.
VINICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The must ferments in the skin at a temperature of 25 to 30 °C. It is regularly pumped up to favour the transfer to the must of the compounds present in the pomace. Malolactic fermentation imparts a distinctive mellowness to this wine, which is then matured for several months in cement vats before bottling.