Cardedu - "Praja" Monica di Sardegna 2021 750 ML (13% ABV)
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Really love the playfully lifted quality of wine and aromatic herbs dispersed in the wine from the island, for fans of Grignolino.
Praja “Cardedu” (car-DAY-do),in a remote area, South East Sardegna, sparsely populated mountainous region is one of the better known wine regions of Sardegna. The Loi family doesn’t think of itself as a natural wine producer; they don't think of themselves as "hip". Monica is the varietal that is said to have Spanish origins (nope we hadn't heard of it before either).
Gorgeous cranberry red color, island seaside red berries, herbaceous, drink a bit chilled with seafood. Bright minerality with rustic undertones.
region: Sardegna, Italy
varietal: 100% Monica
style: chilled light red
farming & cellar:
all the wines are fermented with native yeasts in old cement tanks, and then rested in cement for 5 months before bottled unfiltered.
dry farming (no forced irrigation) without use of herbicides or pesticides.
Grapes are grown in San Vito, Sardinia in soil composed of crumbling granite and red quartz, 10 year old vines
pairs well with a seabreeze and panzanella and shrimp cocktail