S'elegas Nuragus di Cagliari DOC 2017

Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines from native varietals. The winery was founded in 1938 by Antonio Argiolas and was the first on the island to pursue quality over quantity. Today, the Argiolas family is recognized as Sardinia’s leading producer of wine.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and lies roughly 190 miles west of Italy's mainland. The vineyards of Argiolas are located in Serdiana in the Trexenta hills just north of the capital of Cagliari. Argiolas farms 600 acres of native Sardinian grapes including Nuragus, Monica, and Cannonau.

S’elegas is made from Nuragus, a white grape variety believed to be one of the oldest in Sardinia and a native of the Trexenta hills. Nuragus is also the name of the prehistoric mortarless stone huts found throughout Sardinia, an image of which is on the label.

Tasting Notes

The wine is vinified in stainless-steel tanks to preserve the fresh fruit aromas and flavors of the Nuragus grape. Lemons and peaches complement undertones of nuts and herbs. On the palate, bright acidity, light body, and a slightly bitter finish make for a perfect warm weather quaffer.

Food Pairing

Nuragus is an ideal aperitivo but can easily be paired with light seafood preparations such as crudo di pesce or ceviche. Baked white fish or cooked shellfish also work with Nuragus, especially if the preparations are kept simple and ingredients are kept to a minimum. It’s a perfect wine for light summer fare.

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 %

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