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Sella & Mosca
Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva
Grape Varieties100% Cannonau
AppellationCannonau di Sardegna DOC
- 92 Points
DescriptionIn Italy and elsewhere in Europe, wine connoisseurs and industry professionals rate Sella & Mosca among Italy's most outstanding wine estates. Sella & Mosca's I Piani estate in Sardinia constitutes the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy and counts itself among the country's most impressive wineries. Situated in the northwest corner of Sardinia, just inland from the pretty, historic port of Alghero, this 1,600-acre property with more than 1,200 acres of vines is one of the largest wine estates in Europe. As Sardinia's foremost wine producer, Sella & Mosca is renowned for premium wines made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. In addition to native varieties such as Vermentino and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon.
VinificationThe grapes are harvested manually and mechanically in late autumn and undergo fermentation in stainless steel vats for fifteen days at 72-79ºF. Aged two years in large Slavonian oak barrels with an additional several months in bottle.
ColorInitially dark, ruby red, during maturation it loses intensity and takes on a warmer tone
NoseMesmerizing scent, redolent of violets
PalateWarm, dry, and harmonious with plumy fruit flavors and an aristocratic oak overtone.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %RS: 1.9 g/LTA: 7.5 g/L
750 ml, 3.0 L