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Vigne Surrau, ‘Naracu’ Cannonau di Sardegna 2020

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$25.00 USD
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Region: Sardinia, Italy

Varietal: 100% Cannonau

Tasting notes: Once fortresses built by ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, Naracu (or Nuraghe) can still be found across the island of Sardegna.  Incredibly pretty and perfumed, aromas of crushed stone giving way to violet pastille, blueberries and a dusting of confectioner's spice. It's silky and round, leading off with depths of ripe blackberry fruit, yet gaining in tension as a coating of minerals and fine tannin collects toward the close.

Producer: The Demuro family are native Sardinians and have practiced viticulture for generations. Growing up, Tino Demuro worked in the family vineyards with his 11 siblings, primarily making wine for their own consumption. Twenty years later, while running his successful construction business, he began researching the symbiotic relationship between construction and nature. He believed a wine estate could be a place of work that was capable of creating a product of the earth through visible processes that ensure quality. In 2001 he decided to invest in the land’s potential with the purchase of vineyards in the municipality of Arzachena.  After the initial vineyard purchase, Tino hired famed consulting oenologist Beppe Caviola and they assembled a young team, consisting of agronomist Fabio Isoni and oenologist Mario Siddi with the pursuit of elevating Vigne Surrau to its full potential. The winery’s philosophy moves between traditional and innovative; tradition in the selection of the varieties grown and innovation in winemaking, which is carried out with the most advanced equipment and oenological expertise.

Vineyard and Winemaking: Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is Italy’s second largest island. Mainly a mountainous region, the terroir is a unique mix of unspoiled wilderness, oak and cork tree forests and a thorny scrubland of herbs and cacti known as the macchia mediterranea. In stark contrast to the rugged interior, the island has over 1,200 miles of jagged coastline, which is home to some of the most pristine beaches of the Mediterranean. One of these spectacular coastal settings is Costa Smeralda or the Emerald Coast, which is located in the northeast corner of the island.  The area is part of one of the largest and most important wine zones in Sardegna - Gallura.