2011 Barrosu, Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva, Giovanni Montisci

2011 Barrosu, Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva, Giovanni Montisci

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2011 Barrosu, Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva, Giovanni Montisci

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Local boy Giovanni Montisci has captured the magic and heat of his Sardinian homeland through the indigenous Cannonau (Grenache) grape, treating us to a sumptuous, silky, full-bodied red wine. Barrosu is dialect for someone keen to get noticed, which Giovanni does with this stunning, yet ironically understated wine. It's a wine full of warm charm and fragrance, with a level of nuance, intensity and elegance you'd normally associate with Barolo or Brunello. This must be down to terroir and his inherent understanding of how to bring the best out of Cannonau. This particular wine comes from 50-year-old, free-standing, un-irrigated Cannonau vines, that ripen to perfection on the granitic and clay soils, close his home in the village of Mamoiada. Wonderful with some stagionato (mature local Pecorino). 
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Giovanni Montisci, Sardinia

Giovanni Montisci, Sardinia

At the heart of Sardinia near the village of Mamoiada, 80 kms from the sea, lies the diminutive 2.5ha estate belonging to local boy Giovanni Montisci and family. Giovanni is a mechanic by trade, turning his hand to the vine on marrying Franzisca during the 1990s. It was only in 2004 that Giovanni started bottling, with production now at approximately 6000 bottles/anno.

‘Barrosu’ means ‘standing out’ in dialect Mamoiada is home to the Montisci family and to the Cannonau (Grenache/Garnaccia) vine, that thrives unaided and unirrigated on the red clay and granitic soils, giving sensual, perfumed wines. Vinification is traditional, by hand, in open fermenters followed by ageing in large slavonian oak botte and used French tonneaux (500litre).

Two Cannonau di Sardegna wines are produced; ‘Riserva’ from 50 year old vines and ‘Riserva Franzisca’ from 80 plus year old vines. These are wonderfully pure, rich and authentic wines, that wear their prodigious alcohol lightly.
 
 

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Sardinia

Sardinia

Recommended Producers: Enrico Esu, Giovanni Montisci

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Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

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