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The Winebow Group

Perdera Monica di Sardegna DOC 2009


Wine Description

A blend of 90% Monica, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo grown in the Perdera vineyard. The grapes are harvested in early October and fermented in glass-lined cement tanks. After fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak barrels for five to six months in order to achieve extra elegance and silky structure.

Tasting Notes

The intense ruby-red color of this wine is typical of the Monica grape. Persistent aromas of ripened cherry, cassis and black pepper carry through to the palate, and are followed by sweet hints of chocolate and firm tannins.

Food Pairing

Very vibrant, this is a wine to pair with spicy foods, pasta with tomato or meat sauces, casseroles, and medium-aged cheeses.

  • Vineyard & Production Info

    • Vineyard name: The Perdera vineyard
    • Vineyard size: 74 acres
    • Soil composition: Clay and limestone
    • Training method: Alberello
    • Elevation: 650 feet
    • Vines/acre: 2,400
    • Yield/acre: 3.2 tons
    • Exposure: Southwestern
    • Year vineyard planted: 1975-1980
    • Harvest time: October
    • First vintage of this wine: 1990
    • Bottles produced of this wine: 250,000
  • Winemaking & Aging

    • Varietal composition: 90% Monica, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo
    • Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
    • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 13-15 days
    • Fermentation temperature: 85-89 °F
    • Maceration technique: Delestage
    • Type of aging container: Oak casks
    • Type of oak: French oak
    • Length of aging before bottling: 6 months
  • Analytical Data

    • Alcohol: 13.5 %
    • pH level: 3.9
    • Residual sugar: 2.6 g/L
    • Acidity: 5 g/L
    • Dry extract: 31 g/L