Argiolas Senes Riserva

Argiolas Senes Riserva

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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Acclaim
“This is really a delicious wine with so much crushed black pepper and blue fruits on both the nose and palate. Yet it remains so fresh and linear, with a lovely length and energy to it. Grilled seaweed undertones. Umami character too.”
— James Suckling, Aug 2022
“The 2018 Cannonau di Sardaegna Riserva Senes’ bouquet is beautiful: vivid wild blueberries, violets, sweet smoke and stone dust. This soothes with its silky textures as a wave of mineral-tinged red and black fruits swirl throughout, all guided by vibrant acidity. It finishes long and lightly structured, leaving suggestions of red licorice and a slight balsamic tinge that curls the tongue. The Senes Riserva is really quite special in 2018.” — Vinous, Nov 2023
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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
VSP
Exposure:
Various
Bottles produced of this wine:
20,000
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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:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225L
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
12 months
Total SO2
118
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Analytical Data
pH level:
3.67
Acidity:
5.7 g/L
Alcohol:
14.5 %
Dry extract:
33.4 g/L
Total SO2
118
Residual sugar:
0.14 g/L
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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.