I Fiori, 100% Cannonau – Pala (75cl) DOC Sardinia
Appellation: Cannonau di Sardegna
Grape: 100% Cannonau
Producer: Sardinia’s mixture of grapes matches its location: as well as sharing the
Vermentino with Corsica, Provence and western Italy, it has also received
considerable input from Spain, in the form of Cannonau (Grenache),
Bovale (Graciano) and Carignano. Pala capture this diversity, offering
wines of modern purity with genuine Sardinian style.
Vineyard: Grapes are sourced from two of Pala’s vineyards, Is Crabilis in Ussana
and Acquasassa in Serdiana, whose calcareous clay soils lie at 150-180
meters above sea level. The vines are low espalier trained and thirty-five
years old on average.
Winery: The grapes were crushed and given 6-7 days’ cold maceration before
temperature-controlled fermentation with selected yeasts. The wine was
then aged in a mix of cement and stainless steel for six months.
Taste: Grenache by any other name, Cannonau here gives a typical rendition
of peppery summer-berry fruit, full to begin with, then nicely dry on the
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