Carignano Riserva Rocca Rubia Santadi 2012

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logosantadi-smThe Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Rocca Rubia is exciting and flashy from the very first taste. Expressive dark red fruit, flowers, spices and mint all burst from the glass. Inviting and beautifully balanced, it impresses for its pliancy and sheer exuberance. Even better, it is a fabulous wine for the money. R.Parker

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22_sardinia_mapThis barrique-aged, 100% Carignano cru is a real star and terrific value. It is lush, full of extract and body, with ripe, chewy fruit, supple texture and noble tannins; it is also extremely cellar-worthy.

TYPE
Red
GRAPES
100% Carignano
TOTAL PRODUCTION
500,000 bottles
WINEMAKER
Marco Santarelli – Consultant: Umberto Trombelli
VINEYARD CHARACTERISTICS
From pre-Phylloxera vineyards in Basso Sulcis (lower Sulcis); medium-textured soil with sand and clay.
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Once de-stemmed and pressed, the grapes ferment and macerate for 12-14 days in temperature-controlled steel tanks (25-28 °C). During this period, frequent pumpovers take place, favoring the release of noble tannins into the wine, something bush-trained Carignano is particularly known for. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into small (fine-grain) French oak barrels of first or second use for about 10-12 months. During this time, they go through biochemical, chemical-physical and organoleptic evolution. The contact with glass allows for the early development of the bouquet. 8-12 months in barrique (first or second use) and at least 6 months in bottle.
TASTING NOTES
Almost impenetrable ruby red. Intense fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, myrtle, leather and licorice on the nose. Ample, velvety palate with excellent structure, and a lengthy aromatic finish; full-bodied.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Best served at 14 -16 °C (57.2 – 60.8 °F). Red meat, wild boar, roasted pork and aged Sardinian Pecorino cheese

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