Cherchi 2019 Cannonau di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy
Giovanni Cherchi started his career in 1970 as a winegrower after inheriting a 2 ha vineyard and selling fruit to other wineries in the region. He started producing his own wine with the 1980 vintage and has since passed the torch to his children Salvatore, Annalisa and Maria, while continuing to oversee the work in both the vineyard and winery.
WINEMAKERS: Salvatore Cherchi
VARIETIES: 100% Cannonau di Sardegna
TERROIR: Composed of hilly soils placed at about 200 metres above sea-level.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are destalked and crushed. The maceration on the skins lasts 8/10 days at the temperature of 25/28°C. The malolactic fermentation naturally occurs in autumn or in the spring following the harvest.
AGING: In steel tanks and in big wood casks, for minimum 6 months. It is bottled after a light filtration.
ACCOLADES: 91 Points, Vinous