Marchese di Villamarina Alghero DOC

Sella & Mosca

APPELLATION

Sardinia

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKERS

Giovanni Pinna

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.44
Alcohol
13.5%

2013

92POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
OCTOBER 2018
2010

93POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
AUGUST 2016
BACKGROUND

A jewel in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a rustic and enchantingly beautiful island with extreme geography and vinous diversity to tempt travelers and wine enthusiasts alike. Mr. Sella and Mr. Mosca fell in love with this land over a century ago and established Sella & Mosca, one of Italy's most renowned wine estates. As Sardinia's foremost wine producer, Sella & Mosca’s premium wines are made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. In addition to native varieties such as Vermentino, Torbato and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Sella & Mosca’s 1,600-acre estate, I Piani, constitutes the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy, covering more than 1,200 acres of vines. It is one of the largest wine estates in Europe.

The climate is hot and dry. Inland vineyards cover mountainous terrain of granite, schist, sandstone and limestone soil.

The estate is surrounded by landscaped gardens and a profusion of flowering oleanders, maritime pines, palm trees and eucalyptus. The winery features multiple tasting rooms, an expertly designed enoteca and a fascinating exhibit showcasing replicas of archaeological finds unearthed during the building of the estate. Every year, especially during the summer months, visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the wines and soak in the spectacular property.

WINEMAKING

The grapes are harvested manually and mechanically in late Autumn and fermented for two weeks in stainless steel vats at 68 to 82°F.

AGING

The wine is matured 18 months, 50% in new French barriques, 50% in second use barriques followed by at least 12 months of ageing in bottle.

TASTING NOTES

Rich, majestic red in color. On the nose, intense and mellow with remarkable red fruit fragrances. The palate demonstrates classic flavors of Cabernet with accents of vanilla, black currant, soft wood tannins with a lingering finish. A match for top quality steaks, red meats and game.

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