Serra Lori Rosato Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2018
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.
Serra Lori is a dry rosato blended from Cannonau, Monica, Carignano, and Bovale Sardo, four red grape varietals that typify Sardinian viticulture. The grapes spend 3 to 4 hours macerating on their skins resulting in a lively pink color. Serra Lori is vinified entirely in stainless-steel tanks.
This rosato is composed of four Sardinian grapes that are ideally suited to rosé styles. Cannonau (Garnacha) and Monica lend strawberry fruitiness, while Carignano and Bovale Sardo bring freshness and aroma. Serra Lori is juicy, vibrant, and full of red-berry flavor, offering refreshment and the perfect accompaniment to the summer table.
Serra Lori can easily be paired with all kinds of outdoor cooking. The wine’s acidity works well with salads dressed with vinaigrette or vegetables drizzled with olive oil. Branzino, chicken, or pork cooked over a charcoal fire pair nicely and the medium weight of this wine can even stand up to burgers or lamb.
- Vineyard & Production Info
- Vineyard name:
- The Guamaggiore and S'elegas vineyards
- Soil composition:
- Calcareous, Silt, and Clay-Loam
- Training method:
- 750 feet
- 2.4-3.2 tons
- Southeastern / Southwestern
- Year vineyard planted:
- Harvest time:
- First vintage of this wine:
- Bottles produced of this wine:
- Winemaking & Aging
- Varietal composition:
- 50% Cannonau, 25% Monica, 20% Carignano, 5% Bovale
- Fermentation container:
- Stainless steel tanks
- Length of alcoholic fermentation:
- 18 days
- Fermentation temperature:
- 61-63 °F
- Length of maceration:
- 6 hours days
- Type of aging container:
- Stainless steel tanks
- Length of aging before bottling:
- 3-4 months
- Length of bottle aging:
- 1 month