SABADI I.G.T. Nuraghi Island
Regional Geographical Indication
Loc. Sabadi —Castiadas (CA) –ITALY
TYPE OF SOIL:
Decomposed granite sandy soil
90/100 m ASL
from 10 to 15 year old vineyards
PRODUCTION PER HECTARE:
40 hundred kilograms of grape
Type of harvest:
manual selection, fist half of October
Vinification and refinement:
After an accurate selection of grapes, fermentation of about 15-20 days at a controlled temperature in coneshaped
steel containers. Malolactic fermentation takes place partly in steel and is followed by an ageing process of one to two years in stainless steel barrels. Ageing in bottles for 6 months.
Colour: bright, deep ruby red.
Aroma: floral scent with notes of maraschino cherries and light shades of grass clippings. Spices, hide and tobacco complete the richness of the olfactory spectrum.
Taste: rounded long contrasted taste with a fine shaped structure; net deep aftertaste.
Ideal serving temperature: 16-20° C.
Pairings: ideal with complex dishes, moderate, as well as essential dishes or accompanied with more experimental plates, game, fish soap or tuna fish.
The main characteristic of this glass is its large size. Its large body allows a proper oxygenation of red wines aged for a long time in bottles and with tannins that reached a milder state. The wide shape of this glass also prevents the decanting of wine, when possible, hence allowing an adequate oxygenation of wine while developing complex and tertiary aromas, concentrated at the narrow opening. The opening is tall and straight in order to direct the wine initially to the back of mouth; hence, favouring the concentration of aromas.