S'elegas Nuragus di Cagliari DOC 2012

This wine is made from the Nuragus grape, a native variety grown in the hillside area of Trexenta, at almost 660 feet above sea level. Nuragus is also the name of the ancient mortarless stone huts that can be found throughout Sardinia, and, as such, an image of a single nuragus graces the label. Following a gentle pressing of the grapes, the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve its fresh Mediterranean character.

Tasting Notes

Pale lemon in color, aromas of peaches and citrus fruits complement undertones of nuts and herbs.  On the palate, crisp acidity and light to medium body make for a crowd-pleasing wine perfect on a summer afternoon.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with shellfish in butter broth, velouté sauces, grilled calamari, or chicken saltimbocca.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The S'elegas vineyard
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Downward-trained Gobelet
Elevation
660 feet
Vines/acre
2,200
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1970-1980
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1990
Bottles produced of this wine
240,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Nuragus
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
18 days
Fermentation temperature
64 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1-3 months
Length of aging before bottling
3-4 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
2.5 g/L
Acidity
4.8 g/L
Dry extract
19.5 g/L

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