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A lovely wine from a new Sardinian Winery. This is everything one might want from a red wine. Powerful, balanced, complex and satisfying.

14.5% ABV.
100% Carignan


Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

This wine is deep ruby red in colour. The nose offers a complex mix of balsamic notes of red berry fruit and blossoms, together with hints of spices and oak. The palate is rich and full, revealing excellent balance with an appealingly silky texture and good length on the finish.

About the wine:

The grapes are grown in the Sulcis area on the south-western tip of Sardinia. The climate here is Mediterranean with low rainfall distributed sporadically throughout the year, but usually falling almost entirely in autumn and winter. Frequent north-westerly winds, high temperatures in spring and summer, a mild autumn with winters which vary from dry and cold through to relatively mild.

Soils are naturally sandy and chalky-clay, sub-alkaline, of a rocky, schistous character and medium textured, with moderate nutrient levels and good levels of minerals adding a distinctive character to the resulting wines.

The grapes were hand picked and then vinified with maceration on the skins at 26-28°C for 18 days. Upon completion of malolactic fermentation, the wine spent a minimum of 12 months in second use barriques, followed by six months in bottle.

About the producer:

Cantina Mesa is the brainchild of Gavino Sanna, a Sardinian who has lived in Milan for the past 50 years, where he built up one of Italy’s most successful advertising agencies. On a whim, he decided to sell the agency and seek new challenges.

One of these challenges was the creation of a winery in Sulcis in southwestern Sardinia. As might be expected from someone with Sanna’s background, the labels are striking. He has also ensured that the contents are equally striking. Stefano Cova, a young winemaker from Trentino, took over with the 2008

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