This elegantly structured wine opens with aromas of black plum, mocha, Mediterranean herbs and a hint of scorched earth. The round, enveloping palate doles out ripe black cherry, blackberry, cinnamon and white pepper, while firm silky tannins provide the framework. A fantastic wine, it's already enjoyable and will offer fine drinking over the next few years.
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Sella & Mosca
TerreRare Carignano del Sulcis Riserva
Grape Varieties100% Carignano
AppellationCarignano del Sulcis DOC
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 manually harvested in October and fermented in stainless steel vats for 10 to 15 days at 86¢ªF. Soon after the end of this tumultuous fermentation, a slow completion period follows while Malolactic fermentation progresses.
ColorIntense ruby red with purple hues
NoseAromas of ripe raspberries accompanied by spicy notes and floral scents with a touch of vanilla
PalateRich and concentrated with firm, round tannins and flavors of cherry and red fruit
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.69RS: 1.5 g/LTA: 5.4 g/L
Serving SuggestionsA natural match for roasted chicken, pasta with red sauce or grilled meats.