Harvest Date: Hand-harvested in mid October with selection of the best bunches
Aging: Aged for 16 months in french barriques and for a minimum of 12 months in bottle.
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red color, almost impenetrable. Intense and complex aromas reminescent of cherry and red plum jam. Hints of licorice, spices, choccolate and a light balsamic note on the finish. Soft and full mouthfeel. A beautiful combination of native and international varietals.
Vineyard Notes: Vineyard location: Donori, Sud Sardegna. Soil type – 2 different vineyards: 1) sandy-calcareous; 2) granitic-clay. Altitude: 160 meters above sea level.
Production Notes: Long maceration for 20-30 days at controlled temperature with frequent pumping over and malolactic fermentation in steel. Aged for 16 months in french barriques and for a minimum of 12 months in the bottle.
Other 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 vineyards, such as Vermentino and Cannonau. The latter is known for its high content of procyanidinis, a powerful antioxidant and known as elixir of life.