The aim of producing red wines to match its whites has led Capichera to select over the years the best-known indigenous black grape varieties of Sardinia. Thus, in 1997, Assajé was born: a blend of those indigenous grape varieties with a small percentage of Syrah. It is a desire fulfilled for an elegant and fragrant wine that nevertheless retains power, structure and identity.
Assajé means 'is something'.
First vintage produced: 1997
Grapevine: blend of Carignano, an indigenous grape variety and Syrah
Designation of origin: IGT Isola dei Nuraghi
Breeding system: spurred cordon, sapling
Yield per hectare: 50/60 q
Grape harvest: between the end of September and early October
Fermentation: fermentation and maceration in steel tanks for about 3 weeks
Maturation: steel and concrete part
Ageing potential: high
Colour: deep red with purple highlights
Smell: reveals a splendid fusion of ethereal and vinous notes, where black fruits, cherries in alcohol, blackberry, myrtle, spices, eucalyptus, cocoa and salty notes can be detected at times.
Taste: full, warm, savoury, with rich, concentrated ripe fruit and fine tannic texture; the finish is long and persistent.
Serving temperature: 15/16 °C