Orriu Cannonau Sardegna 2018

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Orriu Cannonau Sardegna 2018

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Quartomoro (Piero Cella). Only 10 hectares under cultivation and the total yearly production is round 50,000 bottles.

Cannonau di Sardegna DOC.


Sardegna – Oristano district in the Western cost of the Island.


Marrubiu’s vineyard is located at 200 mt above the seal level (South and South/West facing at the foothills of Mount Arci) in the Alto Campidano area, pretty close to the seaside. The 2nd vineyard is located in Tertenia (Ogliastra). Both vineyards have been planted in 2004


Mixed clay and sand. The soil of volcanic origin represents the particularity of the Marrubiu vineyard, due to the considerable presence of the obsidian rock (It’s basically a kind of glass). This lustrous black volcanic glass has played an important role in the Campidano area since the Neolithic. The 2nd vineyard in Tertenia (Ogliastra) is marked by granitic layers. No chemicals sprayed. Sulfur and copper and other preparations are used according the vintage’s growing season


100% Cannonau.

Vinification: Destemming and soft pressing, static decantation. Fermentation is carried in stainless steel vats with only indigenous yeast and, as per Piero’s consolidated habit, skin maceration is done with hand pigeage and limited to a week in order to avoid big heavy wine’s extraction. The ageing process combines steel vats and 4th passage barriques for 6 months. 6 more months of ageing in the bottle before being released to the market.



Deep ruby color tending to garnet; the nose is intense and complex reminding us the Mediterranean sea. Fresh balsamic notes, reminiscence of red fruits and spices. In the mouth it has a good length and power.

FOOD PAIRING: Ideal with rich first courses based on meat, peasant legume soups, stewed and grilled meats. Try it with the local Sardinian sausage and aged pecorino cheese. If you are looking for a medium bodied wine which don't require excessive oxygenation to open, well ... don’t look any further. The Orriu Cannonau can easily evolve for 5 more years.

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