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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vermentino di Sardegna “Stria”
Vermentino 8 years average Alluvial with riverbed stones and quartz; clay, limestone, chalk 1.75 ha
Cannonau di Sardegna “Riviera”
Cannonau 7 years average Clay, limestone, chalk 1.5 ha
Alghero Cagnulari “Arsenale”
Cagnulari 5 years average Alluvial with riverbed stones and quartz 2 ha
Isola dei Nuraghi Passito “3 Nodi”
Vermentino 8 years average Alluvial with riverbed stones and quartz 1.75 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Harvested by hand
Cannonau is the local word for Grenache
• Cagnulari is an heirloom red grape variety, endemic to the Alghero region

Vermentino di Sardegna “Stria”:
• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed
• Grapes cold soak before pressing
• Fermentation in stainless steel tank
• Aged 3-4 months in stainless steel tank on fine lees, regularly stirring of the lees
• Wine bottled in spring following harvest

Cannonau di Sardegna “Riviera”:
• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed
• Fermentation in stainless steel tank lasts 15-25 days, regular pumpovers
• 70% of wine ages in stainless steel tank for 10 months, 30% ages in 225L and 500l oak tonneaux (no new oak) for 3 - 4 months and is then blended with the stainless steel tank until bottling in the fall
• Wine is bottled 1 year after harvest

Alghero Cagnulari “Arsenale”:
• Grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed
• Fermentation in stainless steel tank lasts 15-25 days, regular pumpovers
• Wine ages in stainless steel tank for 12 months and then 4-6 months in 500L oak tonneaux (no new oak)
• Wine is bottled 18 months after harvest

Isola dei Nuraghi Passito “3 Nodi”:
• Botrytis develops on grapes before harvest
• Grapes dry on vine until mid-October
• Fermentation in stainless steel tank lasts 40 - 50 days
• 210 g/L residual sugar

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Sardinia
Appellation(s)
Vermentino di Sardegna, Cannonau di Sardegna, Alghero Cagnulari, Isola dei Nuraghi
Producer
Gino Bardino and family
Founded
2006
Annual Production
2400 cases
Farming
Sustainable
Website
www.vignerada.com
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