Sardinia:Terrae Palmae Carignano
Denomination: Carignano del Sulcis DOC
Grape used: 100% Carignano
Yield: 8/9 tonnes/hectare
Average age: 25/40 years
Vineyards are located on the lower part of the Sulcis region, at the sea level. Soils are alluvial with large areas of basalt and volcanic rock. The medium age of the vines is 30 years, with a density of 6000 plants per hectar. In order to improve the quality, the grapes are thinned out before they start to colour. The medium yield is 8 tonnes per hectar. After the harvest, the must undergoes maceration at 25°C that lasts for about 10 days. The wine ages in concrete tanks for few months before being bottled. Tasting notes
Color: rich ruby red
Nose: it expresses an intense and fine bouquet with fruity and balsamic notes of Mediterranean scrub.
Palate: feels fresh in the mouth, with a fragrant fruit and nice ripe tannins.