Carignano of a great texture and concentration, with an impressive aging potential, this red wine is made from almost-century-old vines with a low yield per acre.
Appearance: intense ruby-red wine
Aroma: vinous nuances with an intense nose added to great fruity notes and light wood undertones.
Taste: warm and full-bodied wine, with caressing sensations of smooth tannins and ripe fruit, combined with light oaky overtones.
Food Pairing: Tasty first courses, white and red meats, game and half-aged cheeses.
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Grape Variety: Carignano del Sulcis 100 %
Alcohol content: 14%Vol., 14,5%Vol.
Serving temperature: 18 - 20° C
Vintage: 2009, 2011
Occasion: Barbecue, Dinner
Allergens: contains sulphites
6Mura comes from the Carignano area, consisting of sandy hills that extend from Porto Pino coast to Calasetta, through Giba and Sant’Antiaco. 6Mura stands for “Su de Is Muras”, a protected area in Iglesiente around Giba.
The strong cohesion between soil properties makes 6Mura the best interaction possible between soil and vineyard. The result is a wine with a strong characterization, far from the international taste and the unrealistic expression of Sulcis. 6Mura derives from this region a refined and enveloping bouquet, a scent of salty Mediterranean winds which alternate Mistral hardness with salt sapidity, smoothed by Mediterranean Scrub sweetness and rotundity.
Technically speaking, in Carignano del Sulcis old vineyards (that are between 50 and 100 years old) are still traditionally cultivated with ungrafted vines. Both grape skins long maceration and refining process, which takes place in 750 and 2000 litre oak barrels for about 12 months, give this wine its red colour.
Vineyards are to be found so close to the coast that vines plunge their roots into the sand.
The production of this characteristic wine is almost exclusively concentrated in Sulcis. Placed in the between of the sea and the mountains, in the south-west part of Sardinia, the name of this region is the reason why this wine is marketed as Carignano del Sulcis. This vine was possibly entered in Sardinia by Phoenicians, (founders of the ancient town Solci, placed in Sant’Antioco) during the 8th century BC.
The agricultural land covers around 1700 hectares. Yet, despite its limited distribution, Carignano may be regarded as one of the most important and prestigious wines of the Sardinian wine-making art.
Being a grape variety tolerant to the salty winds blowing from the sea, Carignano is to be found mainly on the sandy, hot, sunny soils of Sulcis. These same soil features, together with the low yield of this grape variety, contribute to make a vigour wine, rich in extract and scents.
From the excellent balance between climate, soil, and this elegant vine stems an intense ruby red wine, tending to garnet red, with enveloping scents of plums and marasca cherries, sweet spices and chocolate, liquorice and black pepper. On the palate, it is aristocratic and balanced with soft tannins of rare elegance.
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