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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Biancu “Modestu”
Moscato 60 years Sandy granite, clay .7 ha
Rosato “Barrosu”
Cannonau 60 years Sandy granite, clay N/A
Cannonau di Sardegna “Barrosu”
Cannonau 60 years Sandy granite, clay .7 ha
Cannonau di Sardegna “Barrosu” Riserva “Franzisca”
Cannonau 85 years Sandy granite .7 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Harvested by hand, sorted in the vineyard
• Fermentation with indigenous yeasts
• Fermentation in 1000L tanks
• Wines are neither fined nor filtered

Biancu “Modestu”:
• Grapes macerate for 5 days on skins
• Wine ages 6 months in 225L barrels (no new oak)
• Full malolactic fermentation
• Wine is vinified dry
• “Modestu” means “modest”—in contrast with the “Barrosu” (see below)

Rosato “Barrosu”:
• Grapes macerate for several hours on skins
• Wine ages 6 months in 225L barrels (no new oak)
• Full malolactic fermentation
• “Barrosu” is a local expression for somebody who is brash or arrogant

Cannonau di Sardegna “Barrosu”:
• Fermentation lasts 20-30 days
• Wine ages 2 years in 1500 and 2000L Slavonian oak botti
• “Barrosu” is a local expression for somebody who is brash or arrogant

Cannonau di Sardegna “Barrosu” Riserva “Franzisca”:
• Fermentation lasts 20-30 days
• Wine ages 1 year in 1500 and 2000L Slavonian oak botti
• Wine is named for Giovanni’s wife Francesca (Franzisca in local dialect)

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Sardinia
Appellation(s)
Cannonau di Sardegna, Vino da Tavola
Producer
Giovanni Montisci
Founded
2003
Annual Production
725 cases
Farming
Organic (practicing)
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