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‘Buio’ Carignano del Sulcis DOC

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Tasting Notes

Buio’ (which literally translates into “darkness‘) has a striking garnet-flecked ruby color of great depth. There are deep aromas of red fruit, ripe plums and smoke on the nose with hints of geraniums and spice which all continue to the palate. It is full-bodied and well-rounded with balanced tannins and a peppery finish. It pairs well with pasta dishes, with game, grilled tuna, grilled red meat, and Pecorino cheese.

2013 Vintage rated 92 points from Wine Enthusiast

Winery

Mesa

Region

Sardegna

Varietal

100% Carignano

Location of Vineyards

Sulcis Iglesiente area

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Naturally sandy and chalky with good nutrients and minerals

Type of Cultivation

Espalier, pruned with a spurred cordon system

Vinification

Harvest takes in late September. The wine macerates on the skins for 8 days at controlled temperatures. Then malolactic fermentation occurs.

Aging

In lined cement vats for 6 months and then at least 3 months in bottle.

Alcohol Content

13.5–14%

Total Production

80–90 ql/ha

Oenologist

Stefano Cova