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Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Grapes: Cannonau 40%, Carignano 30%, Bovale 30%
Vineyards and training method: Vineyard of Tanca S'Arai (Serdiana), traditional alberello and low espalier.
Age of the vineyard: Ranging from 40 to 67 years, depending on the varietal.
Yield: 70/80 quintals/hectare.
Soil Type: Medium hill, clayey, calcareous, rich in texture.
Vinification, Maturatioin, Ageing: Each varietal is vinified separately, after the pressing of the grapes follows the maceration at controlled temperature with the addition of selected yeasts, that lasts 8 -10 days according to the varietal. After the maceration, the fermentation continues in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature of about 20° C. Following, light clarifications are carried out. The wine is then let to rest for a few days before the assembly of the obtained products in variable percentages form year to year. Once assembled, the refinement goes on for about one month in underground cement tanks and then continues in new French oak barriques of 225 litres for approximately 8/10 months. Then the wine is bottled to finish refinement in 3/4 months.
Tasting: Deep, intense ruby red colour with light garnet reflections, very clear. Intense persistent aroma with prevailing notes of mature fruit with light almond taste. Dry and soft with a good structure, smooth and enveloping.
Matching and service: Game birds, roast and braised meats, mature non-spicy cheeses. Serve at 18/20° C, uncorking one hour before pouring, or in a decanter.
TALES FROM THE WINERY
Tanca in Sardinian language, are large tracts of land fenced, very often, by
dry stone walls in areas where the stones are present
Tanco S'Arai is the name of the vineyard, the one that gives its nome to the
wine which is the cru of the lomily.
S'Arai is also one of the one hundred ond forty Grand Crus of Italy.