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The grapes for the powerful Rocca Rubia Riserva Carignano del Sulcis DOC from Cantina di Santadi come from the vineyards near the Mediterranean coast of the Sulcis region in southwestern Sardinia. This top wine impresses in the glass with its intense, almost opaque ruby red colour. In the nose, the Rocca Rubia unfolds intense scents of local myrtle, blueberry, blackberry, leather, vanilla and liquorice.
The full-bodied Rocca Rubia by Santadi is velvety and full-bodied on the palate with long-lasting aromas and a large structure.
Cultivation and vinification of the Rocca Rubia Riserva Carignano del Sulcis DOC of Cantina di Santadi
This wine is made from 100% Carignano. The vines are raised in the Sulcis region in south-western Sardinia as trees in the ancient style of the Latin vine. Grapes for this powerful, tannin-rich wine thrive on the sandy, loamy marbled barren soils. After harvesting and separating from the stalks, the grapes remain in steel tanks for about 14 days at a controlled temperature. Meanwhile, the mash is repeatedly lowered so that the noble tannins, which are particularly rich in the carignano grown in trees, pass into the must. After fermentation, the Rocca Rubia is transferred to new and two-year French barrels, in which it is aged for 10 to 12 months. A few months on the bottle support the wine to develop its rich bouquet.
Food recommendation for the Rocca Rubia of Santadi
Serve this brilliant red wine from Sardinia with red meat, wild boar, suckling pig and well matured Sardinian sheep's cheese.
Reviews for the Rocca Rubia by Santadi
Italy's top reviewer Gambero Rosso has already awarded the Rocca Rubia Riserva Carignano del Sulcis from Cantina di Santadi several times with 2 glasses, worth 91 points to Wine Advocate Robert Parker.
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|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||4,9|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||0,2|
|Occasion & Theme:||Thanksgiving , Gift for good friends , autumn wine , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Gift for customers , Easter , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||Riserva , DOC Denominazione di origine controllata|
|Awards:||Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate - 91 Punkte , Gambero Rosso - 2 Gläser|
|Soil:||Sand , clay , Loam , marl|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||12|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||Blackberry , Licorice , Leather|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old world , Warm climate growing area , classic , modern|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , Bright and hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass recommendation:||Bordeaux Goblet|
|Bottle design & equipment:||Bordeaux bottle , classic , artistic|
|Bottle size in l:||1,5 Magnum|
|Shelf life in years from vintage:||15|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Cantina Santadi - Via Cagliari 78 - 09010 Santadi (CA) - Italien|