Harvest Date: Hand-picked in the early hours of the day, between the end september and the beginning of October
Aging: Aged in stainless steel and then in bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: The color is bright ruby red which turns into garnet when aged. The bouquet is intense with scents and aromas of berries that, with time, change into scents reminiscent of the Mediterranean scrub and spices from the Island of Sardegna. In the mouth this red wine is powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.
Vineyard Notes: Vineyard location: Donori, Sud Sardegna. Soil type: sandy-limestone. Altitude: 160 meters above sea level.
Production Notes: Maceration for 10/15 days at controlled temperature and malolactic fermentation in steel. Aged in stainless steel and then in bottle before release.
Winemaker Notes: Tenute Smeralda is a young agricultural company founded as a continuation of the Cocco Francesca company, which has been operating in the wine-growing sector for about 50 years. The company is located in Donori, South Sardinia, in the Parteolla area, which, thanks to its microclimate, is particularly suitable for the cultivation of native grapes, such as Vermentino and Cannonau. The latter is known for its high content of procyanidinis, a powerful antioxidant and known as elixir of life.
Food Pairing: Recommended with first course, meats such as roasted pork and chicken and also with seasoned cheeses.