About the Vineyard
Carginano Del Sulcis was introduced as a DOC in 1977 and the wine can only be a red or rose made from the Carignano (Carignan) grape. Sulcis is a coastal zone that includes the island of Sant'Antioco as well as the areas around Sant'Antioco. This region is in the south of Sardinia, close to the sea, which provides cooling breezes for Sardinia's southernmost vines.
The sandy soils of the Is Solinas sub-area in the Sulcis vineyard are only 50 meters from the sea. Additionally, the vineyard is phylloxera-free.
Argiolas uses no irrigation for this vineyard. The water content is comprised of sea salt and humidity.
Harvesting is performed when the grapes are fully ripe, almost over-ripe, to create soft tannins.
Fermentation and maceration under controlled temperature for an average period of 10-12 days. The wine is then put in cement tanks, undergoes malolactic fermentation, and is transferred to barriques for 12 months.The wine is aged in bottles for another two months. The wine is aged in bottles for another 6 months.
The wine is ruby red with a violet hue. On the nose, the wine has an intense, persistent perfume with notes of ripe fruit and jam. On the palate, the wine is harmonious, full, and warm, with fruity notes.
Well-dressed first courses, grilled ventresca tuna, roast suckling pig and kid, well matured cheeses.