Cannonau

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Terroir, growing system and harvest time.
1SORSO wines born in the wonderful wine-growing area of Sorso, on the north coast of Sardinia, on sandstone and limestone hills lashed by Mistral salty wind. The exposure of the plots gives an excellent grapes maturation. It usually occurs in mid- September. The low rainfall and intense solar radiation help to grow up healthy grapes endowed with high qualitative profile. The training system is a counter with cordon spur pruning: the pruning left about 4 spurs per plant and one productive bud per spur. The vineyards are managed in drylands farming and wild meadows are green-manuring during spring. The average yield per hectare is 6 tons.
The harvest and the production processes.
The harvest is carried out strictly by hand with plastic crates washed with hot water under pressure. The grapes are cut in the early morning and then transferred to the cellar. There they are crushed and the juice is left in contact with the skins for 10 days. The dirt must then ferments for about 6 months in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After this time, the must is finally filtered and bottled.
Visual analysis.
In the glass, the Cannonau 1 SORSO looks limpid with an ruby red shade. It has a very consistent structure with sharp and regular arcs due to a high glycerine charge.
Nose analysis.
Good minerality with strong references to red ripe berries. Stand out scent of cherry and important notes of Mediterranean spices, mastic, myrtle and Artemisia.
Taste analysis.
This is a supple wine with slight residue of sugar, but with a good anthocyanin charge and polyphenolic substances that characterize the rough notes. Warm, mineral and savory, with a strong appeal to the red overripe fruit. Balsamic and Mediterranean. It is a wine with a good persistence in the mouth that gives a warm and sweet aftertaste of cherries in brandy.
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