2016 Pala Essentija Bovale
TALES FROM THE WINERY
Essentija (pronounce as essential without final l) is essentially A Bovale (sardo). That’s why we gave this name to the wine. We’ve been the pioneers of this varietal that was about to be abandoned in the central western coast of Sardinia were is usually planted in white sands very close lo the beach in old pre-philloxera vines (ungrafted).
The Uras and San Nicolo d’Arcidano vineyards ofter six meters of white sands have a bottom of volcanic soil. The vineyards range from 80 to 130 years, depending on the plot.
Yield: 40 quintals/hectare.
Soil Type: white sandy dunes 11 m above sea level.
Vinification, Maturation, Aging: After the pressing of the grapes, follows the maceration at controlled temperature with the addition of yeasts selected in our own vineyards, that lasts 8-10 days. After the maceration, the fermentation continues in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature of about 22/24° C. Light clarifications are then carried out. The wine is let to rest for a few days. The refinement then goes on for about four months in underground cement-inox tanks and continues in new French oak barrels of 1000 litres for two years and then again in stainless steel for two months. Then the wine is bottled to finish refinement in 3/4 months
Tasting: Deep, intense ruby red color with light garnet reflections, very clear. Intense persistent aroma with prevailing notes of ripe fruit, mainly plum. Dry and soft taste with a good structure, smooth and enveloping.
Matching and service: Game birds, roast and braised meats, mature non-spicy cheeses. Serve at 18/20° C, uncorking one hour before pouring, or in a decanter.
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Bottles are in perfect condition.