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‘PRIMO SCURO’ CANNONAU di SARDEGNA, Cantina Mesa 2015

£12.75

Product Description

A luminous ruby red. The nose is intensely vinous, typical of Cannonau, with aromas of ripe wild fruit and berries and delicate notes of violets. The palate is warm, full bodied and well-rounded thanks to soft tannins with an almost endless finish.

This is one of the most exciting new wineries to come out of Sardinia in two decades. It is the brainchild of Gavino Sanna, a Sardinian who has lived in Milan for the past 50 years, where he built up one of Italy’s most successful advertising agencies. On a whim, he decided to sell the agency and seek new challenges. One of these challenges was the creation of a winery in Sulcis in southwestern Sardinia. As might be expected from someone with Sanna’s background, the labels are striking. He has also ensured that the contents are equally striking. Stefano Cova, a young winemaker from Trentino, took over with the 2008 vintage, improving on an already high level of quality.
The vineyards are situated in the heart of the Sulcis zone with the largest part in Sant’Anna Arresi. Here the valley is sheltered from the maestrale wind and surrounded by the sea.  The vines are vertically trained or bush vines, depending on the variety, soils and microclimate