- Item #: i_302580Bottle Size: 750MLArgiolas has long been the quality leader on the previously overlooked island of Sardegna (Sardinia). The island's Cannonau based wines have become sought after since a daytime TV host suggested that perhaps drinking Cannonau contributed to the islanders' longevity. We make no such health claims but we do enjoy the flavors of Cannonau which turns out to be Grenache (Garnacha). Argiolas Costera is composed of 90% Cannonau, 5% Bovale Sardo and 5% Carignano (Carignan) grown on the calcareous soils of the Costera vineyard.
- Item #: i_305380Bottle Size: 750mlWINERY NOTES - " The grapes are de-stemmed but not crushed, then the must macerates on the skins in cement vats without the addition of any SO2. The length of maceration depends on the characteristics of the must; it can last from three to twenty days. Lengthier macerations are not part of our local culture. The wine is always drawn off by hand in order not to harm the skins. The wine then continues its journey in small cement vats until bottling, which comes usually two to three years later. In our winemaking, we do not make any use of any synthetic chemicals apart from sulphur: no added yeasts, no enzymes, or any other adjuvant either in fermentation or in maturation. The wine is neither filtered, clarified, or barriqued. Give time to rest after shipping. Leave in to oxygenate in the glass. Probable remaings and CO2 are natural. Every bottle can be different. We do not use international grape varieties to smooth out our wines." Cannonau is an indigenous Sardinian grape variety. Cannonau is an indigenous Sardinian grape variety.
- Item #: i_301562Bottle Size: 750mlTUDERI takes pride that they use no synthetic chemicals or sulfer and they do not add yeast or enzymes. They rely on the wild yeasts present on the grapes instead. "They are what they are, not what you make them."Cannonau is a hearty, full bodied wine. Though the rest of the world calls the grape Grenache, Cannonau is fuller and more concentrated than other wines produced from genetically identical grapes.It is a food wine that excels with thick red sauces, meats and pasta. It also pairs perfectly with the local goat's milk cheese, Pantaleo, or with Percorino Sardo made from sheep's milk.