Color - Intense ruby red with purple hues
Bouquet - Aromas of ripe raspberries accompanied by spicy notes and floral scents with a touch of vanilla
Taste - Rich and concentrated with firm, round tannins and flavors of cherry and red fruit
From selected portions of the Sella & Mosca estate’s Carignano vineyards, in the Sulcis district of Sardinia.
|Wine maker notes
|The 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.
Aging: Three years in barriques (French) and several months in bottle prior to release.
|A natural match for roasted chicken, pasta with red sauce or grilled meats.
|In 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.
Sella & Mosca, which celebrated its centennial in 1999, was founded by Messrs. Sella and Mosca, two Piedmontese businessmen respected to this day for their prominent roles in the Risorgimento (Italy’s 19th-century unification movement). Today, the property is owned by Campari.
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, Torbato and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon.
Surrounded by landscaped gardens and a profusion of flowering oleanders, the estate winery features multiple tasting rooms, an expertly designed enoteca and a fascinating exhibit showcasing replicas of archaeological finds unearthed on the estate and now housed in museums. Each year, especially during the summer months, the estate attracts visitors from all over Europe, who come to see this spectacular property for themselves. News of its intriguing wines has started to resonate with American lovers of fine Italian wines.