(2021) 100% Cannonau, or Grenache, whole berries undergo a slow ferementation with natural yeasts before eight months ageing in second use barriques. Crimson in colour, though not too opaque or saturated. There's a touch of leather and earthiness, but definite red fruit character then a more floral aspect emerges. The palate is weighty and textured, a cetain rusticity adding grip and a sense of bloodiness that is gastronomic and feels very authentic. There is plum and cherry skin grip and juiciness in a wine that reveals sweet mid-palate fruit more slowly, and is quite different from Mari or Stobi in its power and rustic grip.
(2021) This is made from whole berry and whole bunch grapes, 35% Bovale sardo, 35% Cannonau and 30% Monica, and it comes only from bush vines that are 115 years old, with production limited to 1200 bottles. It ages eight months in second-fill barriques. There's a creaminess here, a soft opening and very unforced feeling, the fruit reminiscent of sour cherries and juicy plums, a touch of balsamic and graphite here too, in a complex wine. There's a bloodiness and very tangy character here, a touch of ferrous and meat-stock quality that sits beautifully, and again some briny, saline character. It's a big wine, but has length and layers of complexity.