Santadi - Cannonau Noras 2016 Ml. 750
To 12 months
The Cantina di Santadi Winery is located in the Sulcis area, in South-western Sardinia, just a few miles as the crow flies from the dazzling beaches and white sand dunes of Porto Pino.
It was established in 1960, and after some start-up difficulties, a new management gave it a decisive boost, driven by strong determination which fanned enthusiasm and passion.
Thus the Winery embarked on an ambitious programme, adopting new strategies and clear targets, streamlining its operations and issuing coherent guidelines to its member grape growers.
The foremost aim was to stake operations on quality bottled wines, especially typical reds, enhancing and promoting the primary local cultivar: carignano, while not forgetting white grapes with a distinguished tradition in Sardinia, such as vermentino, nuragus and nasco.
Winemaking technique and wine selection were also perfected, by securing the consultancy of international wine expert Giacomo Tachis, whose arrival at the Winery was a major turning point. The grapes grown in erect shrub vineyards (Latin vineyard) produce wines based on the carignano cultivar, with rich, expansive aroma and taste, noble tannins and a perfect balance between acid-organic elements, alcohol and polyphenols.
Wise use of French barriques gives a perfect, harmonious finishing touch to the development of these superb wines. The great reds: Terre Brune, Rocca Rubia, Noras, Araja, Grotta Rossa and Antigua, are accompanied by stylish whites: Villa di Chiesa, Cala Silente, Pedraia, Villa Solais, Latinia, all offsprings of an ancient winemaking tradition coupled with the use of state-of-the-art technology in the sectors of vinification, stabilization and bottling.
The coupling of innovative spirit with careful respect for local traditions is the guiding principle for our grape growers and winemakers. Their constant commitment is directed both at honouring our Winery, and at safeguarding a true heritage of tradition, culture, taste, style and history which are the vital essence of our agricultural reality.
The Sulcis (south-western Sardinia) is the most ancient geological area on the Island, which has preserved a timeless fascination.
The coastal area has a variety of landscapes, including soft hills, vast plains and inland mountain ranges with pristine forests and unique biodiversity.
The coast alternates towering cliffs with secluded coves and long stretches of splendid sandy beaches backed by pine woods and copses of century-old junipers.
The grapes processed in our Winery come from vineyards planted in this unique territory, scattered in a radius of about 30 km.
The town of Santadi, founded in the Middle Ages, is in the heart of the Sulcis, in a countryside covered by holm oaks, lentisk, olive groves and vineyards, and offers a variety of natural and cultural attractions seldom found in a single place.
A few miles from town stretches the splendid Pantaleo forest, with century-old trees, including oak, phillyrea, cork trees, and a unique example in Europe of pure holm oak wood, the ideal habitat for two rare and protected species: the Sardinian deer and the fallow deer.
Santadi boasts many important archaeological sites, such as nuraghic villages, Phoenician and Punic settlements, necropolises, sacred wells, caves, etc.
|Ageing and Fining||The early and spontaneous malolactic fermentation makes possible to transfer the wine into 2nd passage French-oak barrels since December. The maturation process in barrels lasts about 6 months, which is then followed by further 6 months ageing in bottle.|
|Ageing||To 12 months|
|Color||Intense ruby red, tending to garnet.|
|Aroma||Mediterranean notes, complex, blueberry and ripe-blackberry aromas, spices tending sweet, tobacco and chocolate|
|Aroma||balsamic, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||Warm, soft, sweet tannins of rare intensity|
|Serving temperature||18°-20° C.|
|Blend description||Cannonau 90%, Carignano 10%|
|Matching||Starters, Ham , Pasta, Rice with mushrooms, Grilled meat, Game, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Earthfood Starters, Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meat, Meat Red, Cured cheeses|
|Classification||Cannonau di Sardegna DOC|