Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis DOC

A charming and fruit-forward wine, with earthy, peppery notes, good structure, and a food-friendly style.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, Canada, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Vinous87
  • 2013 | Wine Spectator88
  • 2012 | Wine Enthusiast89
  • 2011 | James Suckling90
  • 2010 | Wine & Spirits88
  • 2010 | The Tasting Panel88
Grape Varieties:

100% Carignano

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

24-26 °C (75,2-78,8 °F)

Maceration technique:

Pumpovers

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Concrete

Aging before bottling:

3 months

Aging in bottle:

3 months

Closure:

Stelvin

Vineyard location:

Lower Sulcis, Sardinia

Soil composition:

Sand, clay and limestone

Vine training:

Spurred Cordon

Time of harvest:

Mid-September to mid-October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

350,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Concentrated and deep ruby red. Intense and fruity with licorice on the finish. An elegant wine with good volume on the palate.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 14 -16 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with structured first courses and flavorsome red meat, light game and fancy poultry.

Alcohol:

14 % vol

Winemaker:

Riccardo Curreli - Consultant: Giorgio Marone