A lovely rainy evening found me ready for a relaxing evening on the couch with my husband, dinner, Doctor Who, and pouring Sella & Mosca Cannonau Di Sardegna Riserva 2007. Sella & Mosca’s 1600 acre estate in the northwest corner of Sardinia with 1200 acres of vines is one of the largest contiguous vineyards in Italy. It was founded in 1899 by two adventurers from Piedmont, Eriminio Sella and Edgardo Mosca, and is now owned by the Campari Group. Known for its high quality wines made from only estate grown grapes, Sella & Mosca focuses on native varietals such as Vermentino, Torbato and Cannonau, although they also have been quite successful with international grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
Transparent garnet with brick edges in colour, aromas of cherry, cinnamon, dried flowers and warm oak radiated from the glass. Fruity cherry and strawberry notes mingled with earthy tobacco and smooth leather elements in the medium body. Spicy black pepper, dried cherry and toasty oak harmonized pleasantly in the moderate finish. Silky smooth and full of character, each sip is like being curled up in a comfy chair by a fireplace, captivated by a fantastic book.
100% Cannonau [Grenache]
Bottled in the Production Zone by Sella & Mosca, SPA, Alghero
Enjoy now thru 2014