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Primo Scuro Cannonau di Sardegna DOC

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Tasting Notes

‘Primo Scuro’ is ruby red in color. There are generous aromas of ripe, wild fruit and berries on the nose with subtle hints of sweet violets. The palate is full-bodied and well-balanced with supple tannins, exceptional structure, and a long finish. A versatile wine that pairs well with a wide variety of cuisine, especially grilled meats, fat-rich fish, and soft cheeses.

2011 vintage rated 90 points BEST BUY by Wine & Spirits Magazine (6/14)

Winery

Mesa

Region

Sardegna

Varietal

100% Cannonau

Location of Vineyards

Sulcis Iglesiente area

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Naturally sandy and chalky with good nutrients and minerals

Type of Cultivation

“Alberello” bush training with low wires

Vinification

Harvest takes place in late September or early October. Maceration lasts between 8 to 10 days at controlled temperatures followed by a minimum of 6 months on the lees in lined cement vats.

Aging

The wine rests for 2 months in bottle before being released in the market.

Alcohol Content

13–14%

Oenologist

Stefano Cova