Argiolas Costera

Costera Cannonau di Sardegna DOC bottle image

Wine Description

Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines from native varietals. The winery was founded in 1938 by Antonio Argiolas and was the first on the island to pursue quality over quantity. Today, the Argiolas family is recognized as Sardinia’s leading producer of wine.

Costera, a name referring to hills, is made from Cannonau (Garnacha or Grenache). It is the workhorse red grape of Sardinia where it is likely to have arrived centuries ago from Spain, although an alternative theory suggests that Cannonau originated in Sardinia. In either case, Cannonau is well-adapted to the warm Sardinian climate and gives a deeply-colored, full-bodied red wine.

Antonio Argiolas
Argiolas Vineyard
Antonio, Francesca and Valentina Argiolas
Is Solinas
Autumn Vine
Argiolas Winery
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Vineyard name
The Costera vineyard
Vineyard size
88 acres
Soil composition
Pebbly, Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Guyot Gobelet
725 feet
2.0-2.4 tons
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Maceration length:
2 days cool maceration prior to 3-4 week fermentation
Varietal composition:
90% Cannonau, 5% Bovale Sardo, 5% Carignano
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
3-4 weeks days
Fermentation temperature:
73 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration and Racking
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Cement vats
Size of aging container:
225 L (Barriques)
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
8-10 months (Barriques) and 5 months (Cement vats)
Age of Aging Container:
Two years (Barriques)
Length of bottle aging:
1 month
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Analytical Data
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