(2021) Made from 30% Bovale sardo, 35% Cannonau, 20% Monica and 15% Carignano and Barbera, vinification is similar to Susu, though the eight months of ageing is in larger oak barrels. Similarly vibrant but medium-density crimson to Susu, more floral aromas, a little more light and a little more perfume, the florals accentuated and again red berry fruit. The palate too has a more vivacious character, bright and edgy cherry fruit, fine acids and very tight tannins
(2021) 100% Vermentino from a small vineyard on the Oristano coast at less than five metres above sea level. Soils are loose sand and clay and the wine is made in concrete and clay amphora. It opens with real energy and freshness, a burst of floral-touched, succulent pear and citrus, a suggestions of mineral salts too. In the mouth there is a deal of initial fruit sweetness, again fresh and bursting citrus flavours, hints of juicy watermelon perhaps, but that distinctive saltiness to the acidity kicks in. It's a concentrated and powerful wine with lots of drive and saline character into the gastronomic and dry finish.
(2021) A Mandrolisai DOC wine made from 35% Bovale sardo, 35% Cannonau and 30% Monica. The wine is aged for six months in large, second fill oak barrels. What a lovely nose here, the perfume lifted again, with plenty of cherry and brighter raspberry characters. Such sweet fruit, but again retains that element of natural, mouth-filling rusticity. Fine sour cherry acidity, lots of spice and grip here too, chewy tannins, but the edge of firmness to the fruit and lightly saline acidity gives great freshness.
(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.