Rocca Rubia Carignano del Sulcis Riserva DOC

This barrique-aged, 100% Carignano cru is a real star and enormous value. It is lush, full of extract and body, with ripe, chewy fruit, supple texture, and noble tannins; it is also extremely cellar-worthy.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, Canada, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2018 | Vinous90
  • 2015 | James Suckling93
  • 2014 | Wine Advocate90
  • 2013 | Wine Spectator90
  • 2012 | Wine Enthusiast91
Grape Varieties:

100% Carignano

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

12-14 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

24-26 °C (75,2-78,8 °F)

Maceration technique:

Pumpovers

Length of maceration:

12-14 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Barrique

Container size:

225 L

Container age:

Second use

Type of oak:

French bay oak

Aging before bottling:

10-12 months

Aging in bottle:

6 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Vineyard location:

Lower Sulcis, Sardinia

Soil composition:

Sand and clay

Vine training:

Spurred Cordon

Time of harvest:

Starting in late September and ending within the first 20 days of October

First vintage of this wine:

1987

Total yearly production (in bottles):

600,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Almost impenetrable ruby red. Intense fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, myrtle, leather and licorice on the nose. Ample, velvety palate with excellent structure, and a lengthy aromatic finish; full-bodied.

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

Red meat, wild boar, roasted pork and aged Sardinian Pecorino cheese.

Alcohol:

14,5 % vol

Winemaker:

Riccardo Curreli - Consultant: Giorgio Marone