Advertising entrepreneur Gavino Sanna is a Sardinian who lived, and made his fortune, in Milan before selling up and returning to his home island. Upon his return he established a new 70 hectare estate and winery in Sulcis in the south-west of Sardinia. Much of the vineyard lies sheltered from the maestrale winds and close to the heat tempering effect of the Mediterranean, in an area called Sant'Anna Arresi. Since 2008 the wine has been made by Stefano Cova, a young winemaker from Trentino in Italy's north-west, and he has maintained an upward curve in quality. It is easy to see that this estate is the project of an advertising guru when one sees the stylish labels. Fortunately, the wines live up to expectation.
Dark red with purple rim with an intense bouquet of dark cherries. Then the nose turns a little tart with graphite to finally bounce back to notes of ripe red fruit and sweet oak.
There are deep aromas of red fruit, ripe plums and smoke on the nose with hints of geraniums and spice which all continue to the palate. It is full-bodied and well-rounded with balanced tannins and a peppery finish.
Bright ruby red colour. On the nose, hints of fresh red berries and subtle notes of chocolate. On the palate, dry and powerful, well structured with soft tannins.
This Vermentino is pale straw in colour with a good balance between yellow fruit and floral notes, finishing with almonds and rosemary. The palate is refreshing, dry and crisp with notes of grapefruit, lime and green apple. Medium long finish with a
Bright and zesty. This wine really captures the salinity of the sea water and air on the vines. This wine uses no oak and the fresh enjoyable qualities make it super fun to drink.