Estate: Azienda Agricola Pala [Pala estate] was founded in Sardinia, Italy, in 1950. Mario Pala is now the third generation of the family taking care of the vines, along with his wife Rita and the fourth generation of the family; their children Massimiliano, Elisabetta and Mariantonietta. The estate’s vineyards are organised into 8 single vineyard sites, based on their terroir, exposure and soil type. Varietals are planted in the vineyard best suited to their needs.
Philosophy: “From father to son since 1950 there’s the most important ingredients that the Pala family has always added to terroir, tradition, respect for the environment: the passion to make wines that are able to express the family character and the terroir of this extraordinary island.”
Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from vines 20 years in age and older, with a clay and calcareous soil mix hill 150-180 meters above sea level. Refined and aged in stainless steel and the bottle. The ‘Silenzio’ [meaning ‘silence’] line is inspired by the land, where “the silence (Silenzio) is broken only by the sound of the wind or the singing of birds.”
Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour with aromas of cherry, raspberry, rose petal, baking spice and dusty earth. A savoury undercurrent to the bright raspberry and black cherry, framed by firm tannins and fresh acidity. Black cherry, licorice, earth and a shake of black pepper infuse the lengthy finish. A yummy synthesis of fruit and spice, with a friendly, rustic character. A great value, fantastic on its own or at the table.
50% Carignano, 30% Monica, 20% Sangiovese
Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Pala di Mario Pala & C.