Sardinia Wine SNC di Daniele Pintus was founded in 2012; The vineyards they oversee are located in various areas of Sardinia with the main vineyard being on the south of the island, in Sulcis.
Daniele Pintus' philosophy in winemaking is that science and technology must serve nature, and not the other way around. In fact, if the wines do not reach the required quality standards, they are not bottled.
Sardinia Wine’s focus is on maintaining low intervention practices and simplicity, which transpires to their minimalist graphic labels and ultimately, the wine you will enjoy in your glass.
The goal is to produce wines that are genuine, generous and convey the story of wine production in Sardinia.
Sardinia Wine SNC di Daniele Pintus produces their Cannonau from a hand-tended small plot vineyard following biodynamic farming practices. The soils are mainly comprised of clay with some limestone and sand. Once grapes are harvested, they are brought to the winery where maceration and fermentation will take place over the course of a minimum of 8 days. The wine is then aged in stainless steel for a short period of time before it is bottled, further aged, and then released to market. The goal is to produce a wine full of its natural fruit quality and to preserve freshness.
This is a beautiful representation of Cannonau di Sardinia; dry, medium-bodied with fine, integrated tannins. The fruit is ripe and liquored cherry kirsch, cassis and damson plum. There is a distinctive note of fresh herbs such as thyme and rosemary that perfectly compliment the fresh turned earth quality to the wine.
Drink now or cellar for 5+ years
Enjoy with grilled poultry, pork or game meats, roasted eggplant or firm aged cheeses (ideally, Pecorino Sardo)