Produced in a few precious bottles, this wine is the realisation of an ambitious project. The choice of a single autochthonous grape variety and the selection of the best bunches are accompanied by a 24-month refinement period before bottling. Mantènghja is a thoroughbred wine, intense and smooth, which evolves over the years. Marketed after 4 years from the harvest to express itself at its best, Mantènghja in the Gallurese dialect is a blessing.
First vintage produced: 1999
Grapevine: indigenous grape variety in purity
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: 24 months of refinement before bottling.
Ageing potential: high
Colour: dark red with intense violet hues
Smell: great intensity and concentration; you can recognise currants, blackberries, blueberries, juniper berries, mint, coffee and chocolate
Taste: Full, warm, round and pulpy; the fruit is ripe, the persistence in the mouth continues with an enveloping finish, supported by great texture and fine tannins.
Serving temperature: 15/16 °C