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Santadi Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis

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Santadi Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis
£13.99
Intense ruby red colour. Nose: Intense fruity scent with a final note of liquorice. An elegant wine, with good body in the mouth.

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Sardinians are great travellers, called from home by their status as an island people, their colonisation by different Mediterranean nations and their need to seek their fortunes elsewhere.

If that’s a historical truth, it’s one which has taken on new meaning for the people of the Sulcis area in south-western Sardinia in recent times. Think of this as Sardinia’s Yorkshire (but with better weather), a coal-mining region where the coal mines have been shut by government decree.

For the people of Sulcis, alternative employment came typically either through migration – it’s said that if you look in any Italian restaurant kitchen in London you’ll find at least one Sardinian working there – or through grape-growing.

Local producer Santadi is a product of that process of reinvention, with the company’s dozens of growers producing wines prized throughout Italy for their suppleness and refinement.

They don’t tend to shout about it – Sardinians are often unassuming and, by Italian standards, even introverted – but these Carignano and Vermentino wines are suffused with distinctive character and a perfectly pitched combination of warmth and freshness. That’s because of the inherent quality of Santadi’s vineyards, but it also owes a debt to the involvement of legendary Antinori winemaker Giacomo Tachis, who was involved in the setting up of the business as a consultant.

Vineyards
Exclusively carignano grapes from bush-growth and counter-espalier vineyards in the lower Sulcis area. 

Vinification
The must ferments in the skin at a temperature of 25 to 30 °C. It is regularly pumped up to favour the transfer to the must of the compounds present in the pomace. Malolactic fermentation imparts a distinctive mellowness to this wine, which is then matured for several months in cement vats before bottling.

Tasting Notes
Intense ruby red colour. Nose: Intense fruity scent with a final note of liquorice. An elegant wine, with good body in the mouth.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Santadi Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
ABV% 14%
Vintage 2015
Grape Variety 100% Carignano
Size 750ml
Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans
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