Argiolas Perdera

Perdera Monica 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.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and lies roughly 190 miles west of Italy's mainland. The vineyards of Argiolas are located in Serdiana in the Trexenta hills just north of the capital of Cagliari. Argiolas farms 600 acres of native Sardinian grapes including Nuragus, Monica, and Cannonau.

Perdera, meaning "place of many stones," is made from Monica, a grape that grows exclusively on the island of Sardinia and gives soft, easy-drinking wines with ample fruitiness. Some experts believe that Monica came from Spain but a genetic link has yet to be found. Monica is widely planted, easy to drink, and is very popular in Sardinia.

Antonio Argiolas
Argiolas Vineyard
Antonio, Francesca and Valentina Argiolas
Is Solinas
Autumn Vine
Argiolas Winery
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“In the right hands, the Sardinian Monica grape yields sleek, juicy, raspberry-driven reds, like this one.” (The Best Affordable Red Wines, $15 and Under) 
— Food & Wine, Apr 2021
“Peppery florals, earthy minerals and notions of wild berries waft up from the 2017 Monica di Sardegna Perdera. It’s round and pliant yet maintains a juicy persona, floral-tinged black fruits coasting along its feminine framework. The mouth waters as it tapers off savory and nearly salty, with hints of licorice lasting long. This is a very pretty and lifted blending of 10% Monica, 5% Bovale and 55 Carignano.”
— Vinous, Mar 2021
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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
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
660 feet
2.4-2.8 tons
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Maceration length:
Varietal composition:
90% Monica, 5% Carignano, 5% Bovale Sardo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7-8 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Barrels and Cement vats
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
6-8 months in wood and 4 months in cement
Age of Aging Container:
One year
Length of bottle aging:
2-3 months
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Analytical Data
14 %