Cannonau di Sardegna “Costera” DOC

Argiolas

Pronunciation
cannon-NOW kos-TEAR-ah
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Argiolas
Region
Sardegna
Oenologist
Mariano Marru oenologist & Giacomo Tachis is wine making consultant

Overview

This full bodied and layered red is produced at the Costera estate in the countryside of Siurgus Donigala, ‘Sarais e Sisini’ area, 220 metres above sea level. Over 200 years ago the Spanish ruled over the island and planted the grenache grape varietal. The vine flourished, and in Sardegnan dialect it is known as cannonau. It is arguably the most important varietal for red wine production on the island.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
90% Cannonau, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo
Vinification
Grapes are cooled, must is macerated with the skins for 12-15 days, with soft but frequent pump-overs. Transferred to oak for aging.
Aging
2 and 3 year old barriques for six to eight months prior to bottling.
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Intense ruby red.
| Aroma
Bouquet of sweet black cherry, pepper, and licorice is typical of the Cannonau grape.
| Taste
Warm and full-bodied, expansive on the palate. Excellent texture, ripe fruit flavors and pleasant tannins.
| Serving Suggestions
Enjoyed with roast beef with herbs, roast of lamb, aged pecorino cheese, roasted chestnuts, pasta with meat sauce, portobello mushrooms.

Cannonau di Sardegna “Costera” DOC

Suggested Retail:
$28.00
CSPC#:
704991
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12

Reviews

Wine Advocate - June 06 - 91 points

"This powerhouse red represents Sardinia’s version of Chateauneuf du Pape. It boasts sweet black cherry fruit interwoven with notes of pepper, Provencal herbs, spice box, and licorice. This full-bodied beauty possesses superb texture and depth."

Wine Spectator - October 31, 2013 - 89 points - Top Value

“Garrigue, spice box and smoke accent the racy plum and wild berry fruit.”