External Reviews for Sella & Mosca Cannonau Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva
Great Values from Italy/ Sella e Mosca is another of the Sardinian estates worth keeping an eye on. There wines are of terrific value. The estate’s 2004 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva possesses a delicate core of ripe fruit and an ethereal, understated personality. This understated, feminine Cannanau is best enjoyed over the next one to two years.
/ The 2003 Cannonau Riserva is dark ruby in color with savory aromas of red and black fruit, gamey smoked meat, herbs and olives. It has a lush mouth feel with savory fruit, oak and spice, and dry tannins on the finish. A terrific wine for the price.
The New Italy/ The Sardinian variety Cannonau produces velvety reds like this black cherry-filled bottling from one of Sardinia's largest producers.
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.
*Sella & Mosca Multi-Review Flier - Wine Advocate/ The 2005 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva is made in a light to medium-bodied style that emphasizes its ethereal, perfumed aromatics rather than an over expression of fruit, as is often the case with other Cannonaus. Theis understated, elegant wine reveals a core of sweet cherries that gradually emerges with air. It remains a feminine wine of notable class, particularly at this level.
/ Medium bodied with bright but balanced acidity; flavors of red currant and cranberry with notes of dried herb and leather. Pecorino Ginepro with grilled figs and truffle honey.
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%
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