“Korem” Sardegna IGT

Argiolas

Pronunciation
CORE-ehm
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Argiolas
Region
Sardegna
Oenologist
Mariano Marru oenologist & Giacomo Tachis as wine making consultant

Overview

From the Sa Tanca vineyard, a blend of Bovale Sardo, Carignano, Cannonau and Merlot. Over the years of working in the vineyards ancient golden Roman coins were found. An image of the coin can be found on the label. Bovale Sardo is a varietal that most growers and estates were pulling out in order to plant other more commercially viable grapes. Antonio Argiolas disagreed with this trend as he always found qualities in the varietal that he enjoyed in the glass. He planted out the Sa Tanca vineyard with Bovale and launched the wine Korem with much acclaim. His philosophy was to pay homage to this indigenous varietal in a blend that would showcase its characteristics. If you like to walk off the beaten path and try new wines, this wine provides pure pleasure. If you like to cellar wines, consider laying down several bottles of Korem. You will be well rewarded.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
55% Bovale Sardo, 35% Carignano and 10% Cannonau.
Vinification
Late fall harvest. All varietals vinified separately in s s tanks, long maceration with the full lexicon of quality treatment.
Aging
Aged in new French Allier barriques for 12 months prior to bottling.
Alcohol
14.5%
| Appearance
Intense, concentrated ruby red in colour.
| Aroma
Full bouquet of black fruits, cedar, black currants, leather and chocolate.
| Taste
Warm and full-bodied, excellent depth of flavor and firm tannins framing a juicy and dense texture.
| Serving Suggestions
Recommended with crown roast of pork, braised short ribs and leg of lamb or with a rich pasta meat sauce. Hard aged Sardinian pecorino cheese.

“Korem” Sardegna IGT

Suggested Retail:
$47.00
CSPC#:
708283
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator June 2006 - 89 points for the

"A powerful, full-throttle effort. Very dark in color with a ripe plum and blackbery nose; its dense, concentrated, and firm palate, sustained and deepened by an important tannic presence..."