Cantina Mesa Buio Buio Isola dei Nuraghi 2012

£21.99

 TASTING NOTE

Deep ruby red colour. The nose offers a complex mix of balsamic notes of red berry fruit and blossoms, together with hints of spices and oak. The palate is rich and full, revealing excellent balance with an appealingly silky texture. Long-lingering finish.

The grapes are grown in the Sulcis area on the south-western tip of Sardinia. The climate here is Mediterranean with low rainfall distributed sporadically throughout the year, but usually falling almost entirely in autumn and winter. Frequent north-westerly winds, high temperatures in spring and summer, a mild autumn with winters which vary from dry and cold through to relatively mild. Soils are naturally sandy and chalky-clay, sub-alkaline, of a rocky, schistous character and medium textured, with moderate nutrient levels and good levels of minerals adding a distinctive character to the resulting wines. The vines are espalier trained and spur-cordon pruned with yields around 35 hectolitres per hectare.

The grapes were hand-picked then vinified with maceration on the skins at 26-28°C for 10-12 days. Upon completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine spent a minimum of 10 months in second and third use barriques, followed by at least four months in bottle.

14% abv

100 % Carignan

Cantina Mesa Buio Buio Isola dei Nuraghi 2012
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