Argiolas Perdera

Perdera Monica di Sardegna DOC bottle image

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 consistent structure.

Antonio Argiolas
Argiolas Vineyard
Antonio, Francesca and Valentina Argiolas
Is Solinas
Autumn Vine
Argiolas Winery
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Acclaim
[P]ossesses a big, smoky, earthy, peppery nose with loads of sweet berry and cherry fruit...full-bodied, well-textured, mouthfilling, soft red...
— Wine Advocate, Dec 2002
Sweet prune plum scents graced with violets make this an unusually beautiful, young wine...
— Wine & Spirits, Aug 2002
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Monica di Sardegna DOC
Vineyard name
The Perdera vineyard
Vineyard size
74 acres
Soil composition
Clay and limestone
Training method
Alberello
Elevation:
650 feet
Vines/acre:
2,428
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1975-1980
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
1990
Bottles produced of this wine:
160,000
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
90% Monica, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature:
86 °F
Type of aging container:
French oak barrels
Length of aging before bottling:
5-6 months
Length of bottle aging:
Minimal
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Analytical Data
pH level:
3.8
Acidity:
4.6 g/L
Alcohol:
13.8 %
Dry extract:
33.5 g/L
Residual sugar:
1.5 g/L