Rosé Alghero DOC Sella & Mosca 2011
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Wine of the Month/ Drink It! Made from grapes picked in select areas of its Cannonau vineyards, this rich, ripe wine is aged three years in oak, which gives it a nice round feel on the palate. Gorgeous plummy flavors make it perfect for the summer months. Pair It! Try this lovely red with grilled tuna or spicy penne all'arrabbiata.
Cellar Notes: Falling in Love with Reds/ A truly memorable Sardinian wine with characteristic overtones of violets and an assertive flavor of summer-ripened plums. Try this unique red with a spicy penne all'arrabbiata.
Over A Barrel; Focus On: The Mediterranean/ Cannonau is the Italian name for Grenache. Very dark color with purple hues. Violets, roasted game and jam to the nose. Well balanced with plum fruit and cherries in the mouth. The texture is silky with a lot of finesse and length.
Over the Barrel/ Drink 2005-2015. Cannonau is the Italian name for Grenache. Very dark color with purple hues. Violets, roasted game and jam to the nose. Well balanced with plummy fruit and cherries in the mouth. The texture is silky with a lot of finesse and length.
Tastings: Southern Italy/ Light and elegant, this estate-grown cannonau has a lively acidity and saline minerality that makes its plummy fruit irresistibly vibrant. Try it with eggplant rollatini.
In Italy and elsewhere in Europe, wine connoisseurs and industry professionals rate Sella & Mosca among Italy's most outstanding wine estates. Sella & Mosca's I Piani estate in Sardinia constitutes the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy and counts itself among the country's most impressive wineries. Situated in the northwest corner of Sardinia, just inland from the pretty, historic port of Alghero, this 1,600-acre property with more than 1,200 acres of vines is one of the largest wine estates in Europe As Sardinia's foremost wine producer, Sella & Mosca is renowned for premium wines made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. In addition to native varieties such as Vermentino and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon. Production Area Selected portions of the Sella & Mosca estate’s Cannonau vineyards with clay and sand soils, near the port of Alghero in the northwest corner of Sardinia. Grape Varieties 100% Cannonau Vinification The grapes are harvested manually and mechanically in late autumn and undergo fermentation in stainless steel vats for fifteen days at 72-79°F. Aged two years in large Slavonian oak barrels with an additional several months in bottle prior to release. Color Initially dark, ruby red, during maturation it loses intensity and takes on a warmer tone Bouquet Mesmerizing scent, redolent of violets Taste Warm, dry, and harmonious with plumy fruit flavors and an aristocratic oak overtone. Alcohol 13.5%
/ The 2002 Connonau Riserva is light ruby in color with an orange rim and displays scents of cranberry, spice earth and leather. On the palate it exhibits sweet blackcurrant fruit, anise and more earth and leather accents, combined with finely wrought tannins, and a soft juicy finish. This is a wine for food and early consumption.
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