From our vineyards grown in the valley at the feet of mountain Corrasi, among olive and almond trees, this wine Cannonau characterized by intense typical notes of fruit, Mediterranean aromatic plants and fresh red flowers. Excellent when paired to exquisite local products, cured meats and seasoned cheeses.
ORIGIN AND PROCESSING
Appellation: Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Nepente di Oliena.
Type of wine: Still red
Varietal composition: 100% Cannonau
Vineyards: About 15 years old , spurred cordon system, organic growing
Yield: 5.0-6.0 tons/ ha
Soil: Decomposed granite soil
Harvest: Manual harvest in crates
Vinification: Fermentation at low temperature (20°C), in order to emphasize the fresh notes of the final product.
Maturation: Ageing in stainless steel followed by some months in bottles.
Appearance: Intense ruby red.
Nose: The bouquet reveals immediately a hint of fresh Mediterranean herbs, definitely elegant, a second review highlights lovely notes of spice and red fruits.
Taste: Wine of considerable freshness, sapid and harmonious
Alcoholic content: 14% Vol.
Serving temperature: Excellent if served at 14/16 °C.
Symbol of our identity
The Cannonau grapes
Wine has written the history of our community since 1665 when the Jesuit priests started the cultivation of grapes and olives. It is estimated that in 18th century they had already planted 80.000 vines of Cannonau. Wine has been a distinctive badge of pride in Oliena since then and has become part of its culture to the point that here Cannonau is not a wine like others, here in Oliena it has its own name. In fact the Cannonau of Oliena is also known and appreciated by the name of NepenteInfatti il Cannonau di Oliena è conosciuto ed apprezzato con il nome di Nepente.