Classification: Nuragus di Cagliari D.O.C
(Controlled designation of origin)
Grape varieties: Nuragus 100%
Place of origin: vineyard of Acquasassa estate; south side – Serdiana
Soil: clay-limestone soil at about 160 meters above sea level
Climate: mediterranean, mild winters with limited rainfalls; sunny and windy summers
Average age of the vineyard: 15 years
Training system: espaliered bushes. Implantation density of 5000 plants per ha and production of 70-80 quintals
Harvesting: by hand, in small baskets of 20 kg each ones and grapes selection in the wine cellar.
Season: last week of September
Winemaking procedure: pressing in pneumatic presses with very soft action, the must is cold-clarified by natural decanting. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at about 16°C, in order to enhance its original characteristics. Left to develop on its lees before to be bottled.
Colour: Straw yellow
Nose: Fragrant with aromatic nuances of essential herbs
Palate: Rich flavour with a pleasant softness
Storage: protected from light/ controlled light, horizontal bottle, constant temperature 17°C, Humidity 70%. Serving temperature 9-11°
Food Matches: Fregola (small balls of semolina) and sardininan little gnocchi (malloreddus) cooked at the Carlortina way (pesto, basil, olive oil, cherry tomatoes), semi cured cheeses. Sea bass with vernaccia wine, capon with potatoes and fresh cherry tomatoes.