Quartomoro Orriu Cannonau is made from 100% Cannonau grapes from
14-year-old vines, grown on sandy and granitic soil in the Province of
Oristano, in Western Sardegna. Granitic soils give personality to the Cannonau and the altitudes give it the fresh-acidic vein that allows longevity. The
grapes are hand-harvested and fermented for 7 days. Afterward, the wine
is aged in stainless steel barrels for 6 months, then in used barriques
and it is refined for at least 6 months in the bottle prior to release.
This complex wine has a light burgundy-red color. On
the nose, it is spicy and fruity with aromas of ripe dark berries. The
palate is fine and fresh, with flavors of currants and spices, along
with soft tannins, bright acidity, and a long finish.
Pair with vegetable pasta dishes, assorted salumi, and aged cheeses such as pecorino Sardo.