Tre Torri Carignano Del Sulcis Rosé DOC

This celebrated winery takes its name from the medieval town of Santadi, in the Sulcis peninsula of southwest Sardinia – a landscape of contrasts and dramatic beauty, where the pure white sand dunes of Porto Pino and the greenery of the Pantaleo forest and its centuries-old oak trees, cork trees and holly oaks call home. Founded in 1960, Cantina Santadi began as a partnership between fine local growers, making it deeply rooted in the Sulcis terroir.

The Santadi vineyards cover 500 hectares (1,235 acres) of prime, gently rolling hills reaching right out to the sea. They are all within an eighteen-mile radius from the winery so that the fruit can be moved quickly. The sandy nature of the soil is conducive to the survival of pre-Phylloxera rootstock. In the words of enologist Raffaele Cani, “The parasite does attack the roots, producing small holes in them. These cavities, however, are immediately filled up by grains of sand that heal the wounds, as it were, allowing the plant to thrive in spite of Phylloxera.”

From the native Carignano variety, this rosé is full of zesty freshness and lively fruit. It is a great value. Tre Torri means three towers.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, Canada, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Wine Spectator87
  • 2014 | Vinous90
Grape Varieties:

100% Carignano

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)

Length of maceration:

14-16 hours

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Aging before bottling:

4-6 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Vineyard location:

Lower Sulcis, Sardinia

Soil composition:

Sand and granite

Vine training:

Spurred Cordon

Time of harvest:

Mid-September

Total yearly production (in bottles):

14,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Brilliant rose with cherry red reflections. Elegantly fruity, with wild berries and strawberry on the nose. The palate is harmonious, vivid, lively and moderately persistent in length.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 12 - 14 °C (53.6 °F- 57.2 °F).

Food pairings:

Excellent with fish starters, delicate first courses and white meat.

Alcohol:

12,5 % vol

Winemaker:

Riccardo Curreli - Consultant: Giorgio Marone