Antigua Monica di Sardegna DOC

From vineyards in Basso Sulcis (lower Sulcis); medium-textured soil with limestone, sand, and clay. The must ferments on the skins and goes through periodic pumpovers. The evolution of the wine then continues in cement tanks, where malolactic fermentation takes place and the sensory characteristics are softened. The wine ages six months in barrique (second use) and six months in bottle. Ruby red with purplish highlights. Good aromatic complexity, with notes of blackberry and blueberry on the nose. A pleasant palate, thanks to its good structure and velvetiness.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, Canada, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2014 | Vinous91
  • 2012 | James Suckling92
  • 2011 | Wine Advocate88
Grape Varieties:

85% Monica, 15% 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 in bottle:

2 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Vineyard location:

Lower Sulcis, Sardinia

Soil composition:

Sand and clay

Vine training:

Spurred Cordon

Time of harvest:

Late September

Total yearly production (in bottles):

150,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Ruby red with purplish highlights. Good aromatic complexity, with notes of blackberry and blueberry on the nose. A pleasant palate, thanks to its good structure and velvetiness.

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

Goat, lamb and aged cheese.

Alcohol:

13,5 % vol

Winemaker:

Riccardo Curreli - Consultant: Giorgio Marone