Sella & Mosca Dimonios Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC 2020

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Sardinia, Alghero
Grape Variety: 100% Cannonau
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming

Climate: Hot and dry climate with windy conditions influenced by the vineyards’ proximity to the sea
Terroir: 17 year old vineyards grow on the south-east dial and in other small plots of the estate considered most suitable, and cultivated with the spurred cordon system
Ageing: Fermentation at controlled temperature for 24 months, of which at least 12 months are in big barrels. Ageing is followed by another 6 months in the bottle

Color: Ruby red
Nose: The wine’s fragrances are a hymn to the Mediterranean scrub and its many aromatic variations: from myrtle to rosemary, and spring flowers to resins
Palate: A creamy and enveloping mouth that is rich yet in the symbiotic balance between its earthy nature and the sea. The finish is spicy and warm, with great persistence


About the Winery:
A jewel in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a rustic and enchantingly beautiful island with extreme geography and vinous diversity to tempt travellers and wine enthusiasts alike. Mr. Sella and Mr. Mosca fell in love with this land over a century ago and established Sella & Mosca, one of Italy’s most renowned wine estates. The estate was since founded in 1899, at a time where phylloxera was ravaging Europe. However, as Sardinia was detached from the mainland, the island could harvest phylloxera-free baby vines, which were sold in other regions of Italy and southern Europe.

Today, the winery is one of the largest estates in Europe today, with 541 hectares of vines planted. The climate here is hot and dry, with inland vineyards covering mountainous terrain of granite, schist, sandstone and limestone soil. The vineyards are surrounded by a budding ecosystem, with landscaped gardens, a profusion of flowering oleanders, maritime pines, palm trees and eucalyptus.

Sella & Mosca’s produce are highly revered by wine critics around the world. Antonio Galloni (Vinous) has published “I always look forward to tasting the wines of Sella e Mosca, one of Sardinia’s most historic properties. These wines deliver terrific quality and tons of pure value.” His words were echoed by Monica Larner (Robert Parker) who wrote that its Carignano del Sulcis is “a frankly ridiculous value.” Their wines had placed Sardinia on the viticultural map and brought famed to the classic Cannonaus, brilliant Vermentinos and bold Carignan del Sulcis.