Whenever I hear there is a new wine arrival I get rather enthusiastic to try it. This excitement increases when it happens to be a not-so-common in the States Sardinian Rosato. The Argiolas estate is located in Serdiana, in southern Sardinia an area long known for its olive groves and vineyards. Founded by Antonio Argiolas, it is a family estate that is now headed by the 3rd generation, Antonio’s grandchildren. They practice integrated farming with a minimal use of chemicals [if any at all] and have adopted sustainable practices throughout the entire production processes. With an emphasis on biodiversity, the estate contains 5000 types of native plants that not only protect the vines from viruses and insects, but also assist with soil health and soil erosion prevention. To reduce their carbon footprint they use light bottles and currently have 50% of their energy needs sourced from solar energy.
Clear cherry red in colour with summery aromas of strawberry and cherry. Vibrant and well structured with strawberry, watermelon and hints of sweet Mediterranean herbs in the light to medium body, finishing with clean minerals. Silky smooth with a bright acidity and loaded with fruit, this is a fantastic glass on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.
Cannonau [Grenache] [I could not verify varietal percentage]
Bottled by Argiolas S.P.A.
$15 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2015