Pala Centosere Cannonau di Sardegna DOC

£17.50 / bottle
£199.50 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Description

Pala Centosere Cannonau di Sardegna is a red wine made on the island of Sardinia. It is made from what is probably Sardinia’s most famous red variety, Cannonau di Sardegna (another name for the Grenache grape variety). This wine was previously known as Pala I Fiore.

Pala’s beginnings in the wine business in Sardinia stretch back to their first harvest in 1950. Today, under the stewardship of Mario Pala and his family, the business, wine and vineyards have been modernised and Pala is now a benchmark point of reference for Sardinia’s wine-growing industry. When Mario took over in 1950 production was concentrated on producing bulk wine for other producers. Over the years the focus has been on quality rather than quantity and has now won many awards the world over and is considered to be one of the top Sardinian wine producers. Cannonau di Sardegna was thought to have been imported into the island in around 1400. It is widely planted all over the island however, production of Cannonau is relatively small due to the widely used practice of short pruning on vines trained using the alberello system which drastically cuts production. Alberello translates literally as “little tree”.

Pala Centosere Cannonau di Sardegna is made from 100% Cannonau. The vineyards are located at “Is Crabilis” (Ussana) and “Acquasassa” (Serdiana) and, as mentioned above the vines are farmed in the low espalier, alberello method. The vineyards have an average age of 40 year sold and the soils are clayey / calcareous. After the harvest the grapes are soft-pressed and left to macerate for 6/7 days. After maceration fermentation takes place at controlled temperature and then the wine is aged for 6 months in cement and stainless steel tanks prior to bottling. It is then aged for another 2 to 3 months in bottle prior to release.

Tasting Notes

Pala Centosere has an intense ruby red colour with violet hints, very clear. Very intense, fresh and immediate aroma with notes of ripe red fruits and vegetables. Dry and smooth to the palate, good structure and nose-palate persistence.

Food Pairing

Try Pala Centosere Cannonau di Sardegna with appetizers of cured meats, first courses, white and red meats, medium-aged cheeses.

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