Argiolas Senes Riserva

"Senes" Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva bottle image

Wine Description

The introduction of "Senes" Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva serves the Argiolas family as an homage to the winery's patriarch, Antonio Argiolas, who's 102 years were largely dedicated to cultivating the indigenous varietals of his island.

Antonio Argiolas
Argiolas Vineyard
Antonio, Francesca and Valentina Argiolas
Is Solinas
Autumn Vine
Argiolas Winery
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“Culinary spice, Mediterranean brush and mature dark-skinned fruit aromas take shape on this full-bodied wine. Structured and enveloping, the smooth palate delivers ripe blackberry, baked plum, nutmeg and clove framed in fine-grained tannins.” 
— Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2020
“Woodsy spice and fresh, loamy earth accents underscore the flavors of mulberry, fig cake and wild herb in this harmonious version. Light, sculpted tannins firm the medium-to full-bodied frame. Herb and mineral notes echo on the creamy finish.”
— Wine Spectator, Sep 2019
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Vineyard name
The Costera Estate
Soil composition
Calcareous, Clay, and Gravel
Training method
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Cannonau
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12-15 days
Fermentation temperature:
77-82 °F
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Size of aging container:
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
12 months
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Analytical Data
No relevant data were found.
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Wine Production

"Senes" is vinified in Stainless Steel tanks before being transferred to fiberglass-lined Concrete where the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.  A full year of ageing in barriques is followed by an additional 12 months' refinement in bottle.

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About the Vineyard

The vines for "Senes" grow in the Costera estate, which is located in the Siurgus Donigala area to the north of Cagliari in southern Sardegna.