THE MONICA, A LOVELY SARDINIAN WINE
Monica di Sardegna DOC is the name of the grape variety used to produce it. As is the case for Cannonau, the name given to the Grenache on the Italian island imported by the Spaniards centuries ago, the Monica is an Iberian grape that has followed the same path, without changing its name. Today, the Monica of Sardegna is one of the most famous red wines in Sardinia, where it is the most widespread grape, just behind the Cannonau. The Monica, produced at Oristano by Cantina Sociale della Vernaccia, was named "Don Efisio. It contains 13.5% vol. while showing good organoleptic qualities. In fact, vinification occurs from the maceration of the skin at a temperature of 26-28 ° for a period ranging from 6 to 8 days. Then, aging lasts 6 months in cement tanks, then 6 months in the bottle. From a beautiful glossy dark ruby red colour, with purple hues, the nose reveals aromas of red and black berries and to spicy notes on the finish. On the palate, we find again the olfactives impressions of the body, well supported by elegant tannins. A structure that helps to give this "Don Efisio" an interesting lingering flavour. Served at a temperature between 16 ° and 18 °, this is a wine which will go well with dishes like polenta and gorgonzola, all risottos, stuffed pasta, roast lamb or goat, rabbit with pepper sauce or even hard cheese.
Color : Glossy dark ruby red colour, with purple hues.
Nose : Aromas of red and black berries and to spicy notes on the finish.
Mouth : On the palate, we find again the olfactives impressions of the body, well supported by elegant tannins. A structure that gives an interesting lingering flavour.
Alcohol level : 12.5%
Winemaking : Ageing lasts 4 to 5 months in used oak barrels, followed by 6 to 7 months in cement vats.
Food pairing : Polenta and gorgonzola, all risottos, stuffed pasta, roast lamb or goat, rabbit with pepper sauce or even hard cheese.
Aging potential : < 5 Years
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