Sella and Mosca Riserva Cannonau di Sardegna Rmp 91 2008
Three and a half glasses
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Bright ruby color, with purple hues, the aromas project ripe red berry, including strawberry and raspberry jam. In the mouth, coffee, spices and herbs, including an aroma of violets, plummy fruit flavors and aristocratic oak overtone.
This aromatic red opens with attractive notes of garrigue, brick dust and leather that follow through to a firm palate of dried cherry and light fig flavors, supported by a fine minerally spine. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
A frankly ridiculous value, the 2008 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva is gorgeous. Firm tannins frame a core of expressive red cherries, tobacco, wild herbs and flowers. The 2008 impresses for its depth and sheer richness. It is a magnificent wine from Sella e Mosca. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2016.
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 EuropeAs 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 AreaSelected 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 Varieties100% CannonauVinificationThe 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.ColorInitially dark, ruby red, during maturation it loses intensity and takes on a warmer toneBouquetMesmerizing scent, redolent of violetsTasteWarm, dry, and harmonious with plumy fruit flavors and an aristocratic oak overtone.Alcohol13.5%
Schönes Granatrot mit ziegelroten Reflexen, würzig, ausdrucksvoll und warm das Bouquet, harmonisch und samtig der Gaumen mit zarten Pflaumen- und dezenten Holznoten im Finale.
Bright ruby color, with purple hues, the aromas project ripe red berry, including strawberry and raspberry jam. In the mouth, coffee, spices and herbs, including an aroma of violets, plummy fruit flavours and aristocratic oak overtone. Full, round, fruit forward, consumer friendly taste profile.
Rubinrot mit granatroten Reflexen; würzig und ausdrucksvoll das Bouquet, harmonisch und samtig der Gaumen mit zarten Pflaumen- und dezenten Holznoten im Finale.