These grappa is obtained from the marc of our fermented Cannonau grapes. After a careful distillation and after being kept for 12 months in inert containers, it matures in oak barrels for another period of 12 months.
Ingredients: OAK-AGED GRAPPA CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC
Aroma: It displays a medium intense, perfectly balanced bouquet with well recognizable scents of spices, characteristic for oak-aged grappas, such as coriander, cinnamon, a hint of liquorice, chestnut honey and tobacco.
Taste: The palate is warm and round with flavours of wood, toast and cinnamon. Excellent balance of primary and tertiary aromas.
Food Pairing: very good with medium intensive chocolate, cow’s milk cheese with medium ripening and with cigar.
Bottle size: 50 cl
Grape Variety: Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Alcohol content: 48% Vol.
Serving temperature: 10 - 15° C
Occasion: Dinner, After-Dinner, Dessert, Digestif
Filu 'e ferru' or fil' 'e ferru – called in Italian Acquavite di Sardegna – is a marc brandy of Sardinian origins whose name, literally translated, means “barbed wire”. In some areas of Sardinia, particularly in Logudurese and in Barbagia, it is also called abbardente (or abba ardente), meaning “burnig water, which bursts into flames”.
Its name dates back to some centuries ago and derived from the method used to hide alembics, when marc brandy was illegally produced. Alembics and containers filled with distillates were firstly buried, then made retrievable by sticking a piece of barbed wire in the ground (sometimes more than one), where they had been hidden.
Marc brandy is produced by distilling only the finest grape marc, which provides a product with an alcoholic content sometimes higher than 40% ABV.
This wine is representative of Sedilesu winery and fully encompasses all the characteristics of Cannonau di Mamoiada. As grape variety, Cannonau from Mamoiada, at altitudes ranging from 550 to 800 meters above sea level, is characterized by a great balance between polyphenols, acidity and alcohol content which give it a great elegance. It has a peculiar taste and aroma thanks to natural vinification and malolactic fermentations which make a unique and perfectly recognizable wine. It has a long lasting potential and can definitely be listed among the great wines of the Italian tradition.
Mamoiada is known all around the world even for its Carnival. During the age-old ceremony of good driving away evil, the fight between the masks of Mamuthones and Issohadores is represented in an archaic ritual of unchanged fascination. This wine pays homage to the representative mask of Mamoiada Carnival.
Sedilesu Winery is a family company. It was established by Giuseppe and Grazia, both of them in their seventies, but it is now managed by their children – Antonietta married to Emilio, Francesco to Rosa, Salvatore to Mariella – and their thirteen grandchildren.
The Winery was established about 40 years ago, when the first hectare of the vineyard was bought. For years the product was sold like loose wine in neighbouring small towns. Since 2000, when the management of business was handed over to their children, they tried and bottled Cannonau to see whether its aroma and taste, typical of the local tradition, might have been appreciated by demanding costumers.
Mamoida, a small town with a population of 2600, is located in the heart of Barbagia di Ollolai region. It is 16 km far from the provincial capital Nuoro, near to Gennargentu, Supramonte and the most important resorts. It borders with the territories of Fonni, Gavoi, Ollolai, Sarule, Orani, Nuoro and Orgosolo. Mamoiada is built in a hilly area at an altitude of 736 meter above sea level. It experiences a temperate microclimate with sleet in winter- and springtime, but hot and dry summers. The great temperature variation between day and night that occurs shortly before harvesting improves grape polyphenolic profile.
Currently, Cannonau is the most common red wine in Sardinia (around 28% of wine production).
Despite its inclination for warm climate, it has a good tolerance to cold winters and seaside winds.
This wine is ruby red in colour, with garnet red highlights. It has an intense aroma of wild berries and spices, and tastes dry and sapid.
From Cannonau grapes mainly derives the DOC Cannonau di Sardegna wine, red or rosè, made with at least 90% of Cannonau grapes. Its ageing lasts at least a year and takes place in oak or chestnut barrels.
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