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Sella & Mosca Carignano del Sulcis Terrerare Riserva 2011

External Review by Palm Bay International:

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 Three years in barriques (French) and several months in bottle prior to release. Grape Varieties 100% Carignano Vinification The grapes are manually harvested in October and fermented in stainless steel vats for 10 to 15 days at 86°F. Soon after the end of this tumultuous fermentation, a slow completion period follows while Malolactic fermentation progresses. Aging: Three years in barriques (French) and several months in bottle prior to release. Color Intense ruby red with purple hues Bouquet Aromas of ripe raspberries accompanied by spicy notes and floral scents with a touch of vanilla Taste Rich and concentrated with firm, round tannins and flavors of cherry and red fruit Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions A natural match for roasted chicken, pasta with red sauce or grilled meats.

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Sella Mosca:
Surrounded by landscaped gardens and a profusion of flowering oleanders, the estate winery features multiple tasting rooms, an expertly designed enoteca and a fascinating exhibit showcasting replicas of archaeological finds unearthed on the estate and now housed in museums. The Facility is also equipped with helicopter pad for visiting VIPs. Each year, especially during summer months, the estat... Read more
Surrounded by landscaped gardens and a profusion of flowering oleanders, the estate winery features multiple tasting rooms, an expertly designed enoteca and a fascinating exhibit showcasting replicas of archaeological finds unearthed on the estate and now housed in museums. The Facility is also equipped with helicopter pad for visiting VIPs. Each year, especially during summer months, the estate attracts throngs of visitors from all over Europe, who come to see this spectacular property for themselves. News of its intriguing wines has now started to resonate with American lovers of fine Italian wines. Read less

External Reviews for Sella & Mosca Carignano del Sulcis Terrerare Riserva

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/07/2011

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 Three years in barriques (French) and several months in bottle prior to release. Grape Varieties 100% Carignano Vinification The grapes are manually harvested in October and fermented in stainless steel vats for 10 to 15 days at 86°F. Soon after the end of this tumultuous fermentation, a slow completion period follows while Malolactic fermentation progresses. Aging: Three years in barriques (French) and several months in bottle prior to release. Color Intense ruby red with purple hues Bouquet Aromas of ripe raspberries accompanied by spicy notes and floral scents with a touch of vanilla Taste Rich and concentrated with firm, round tannins and flavors of cherry and red fruit Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions A natural match for roasted chicken, pasta with red sauce or grilled meats.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Sella e Mosca's history goes back all the way to the 19th century. Even though the estate produces a large quantity of wine, quality is quite high especially among these selections. The estates's 2003 Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Terre Rare features a wilder, more gamey set of aromas and flavors that dominate the sweet red fruit. A weightless, silky-textured red, it should drink beautifully over the next seven to eight years.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

TerreRare 2003 - 89 Points, Wine Advocate/ The estate's 2003 Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Terre Rare comes across as somewhat less polished. it features a wilder, more gamey set of aromas and flavors that dominate the sweet red fruit. A weightless, silky-textured red, it should drink beautifully over the next seven to eight years.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Terre Rare Carignano - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ This Carignano features a wild, gamy set of aromas and flavors that dominate the sweet red fruit.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Over A Barrel; Focus on: The Mediterranean/ This earthy and rustic wine is lusty, robust and hearty. A wine for a rich stew, game or an aromatic cheese.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Terrerare Carignano del Sulcis Riserva 2005 - 87 Points, eRobertParker.com/ ...is a soft, easygoing red with excellent definition it is varietal aromas and flavors. Sweet herbs, flowers and tobacco linger on the finish. This is a pretty...wine... Sella & Mosca is one of the oldest and best-known wineries in Sardinia. Curiously, many of the estate's wines rely on international grapes, something that sets Sella & Mosca apart from the vast majority of wineries on the island.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Vibrant red cherry tones are expertly woven withing toasted nut and vanilla to produce a wine with character that ultimately seems younger than it is. You'll taste red currant berry, pomegranate and toasted wood flavors and enjoy its refreshing crispness.


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