Argiolas Is Solinas Riserva 2014

About the Vineyard

Located in the area of Sulcis, sub-area called Is Solinas distance from the sea 50 mt. sand soil, philloxera free vineyard. No irrigation, only salt sea humidity gives the water resorce for this vines.

Wine Production

Harvesting performed when the grapes are fully ripe, almost over-ripe, to obtain tannins with the mellowness and softness typical of Carignano. Fermentation and maceration in conditions of controlled temperature, for an average period of 10-12 days. Transfer to cement tanks, malolactic fermentation. Subsequent transfer to barriques. Twelve months in barriques. Stored in the bottle for at least 6 months.

Tasting Notes

Colour: ruby red with violet tinges.

Nose: intense, persistent perfume with clear notes of ripe fruit and jam.

Palate: full, harmonious and warm, with persistent fruity notes.

Food Pairing

Well-dressed first courses, grilled ventresca tuna, roast suckling pig and kid, well matured cheeses.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Carignano del Sulcis DOC
Vineyard name
Is Solinas
Vineyard size
9,500 acres
Soil composition
Sand
Training method
Low-trained
Elevation
1 feet
Vines/acre
6000/2740
Average Vine Age
30
Yield/acre
4.5 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Total SO2
26
Year vineyard planted
1997
Harvest time
end of september
First vintage of this wine
2014
Bottles produced of this wine
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Carignano
Time on its skins
10 days
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Three years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
20 days
Fermentation temperature
80 °F
Maceration technique
Battonage and Punchdown
Maceration length
20
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Type of aging container
Barriques and Cement vats
Length of bottle aging
7 month
Size of aging container
225
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
1 year
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.7 %
pH level
3.9
Residual sugar
0.7 g/L
Acidity
5.4 g/L
Dry extract
33.2 g/L

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