Costera Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2010

Made from Cannonau, Carignano, and Bovale Sardo grapes grown in the loose, calcareous soils of the Costera vineyard, this wine embodies the true idea of Sardinian terroir. It is effusive yet deep with a long finish and incredible drinkability. Its maturation period is balanced between barriques and cement vats in order to preserve the fresh, fruit-forward aromas while adding subtle complexity.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red in color, aromas of ripe black cherries and tree fruits complement undertones of pepper and licorice. On the palate, a full body and velvety tannins make for excellent texture and ageworthiness. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with roasted beef, diablo sauces, grilled filet mignon, and chorizo paella.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Costera vineyard
Soil composition
Pebbly, Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Gobelet
Elevation
725 feet
Vines/acre
2,200
Yield/acre
2.0-2.4 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1975-1980
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1990
Bottles produced of this wine
400,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
90% Cannonau, 5% Bovale Sardo, and 5% Carignano
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two years (Barriques)
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-12 days
Fermentation temperature
82-86 °F
Maceration technique
Racking
Maceration length
10-12
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Cement vats
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Size of aging container
225 L (Barriques)
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
8-10 months (Barriques) and 5 months (Cement vats)
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.8
Residual sugar
1.2 g/L
Acidity
5 g/L
Dry extract
34 g/L

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