Marrudu | Mereu
NAME: Mandrolisai DOC
GRAPES: monica, muristeddu, cannonau and other native vines
ORIGIN: Italy, Sardinia
DEVELOPMENT: 5-7 years
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS: large glass
ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 15% vol.
FORMAT: 75 cl
NOTES FROM OUR SOMMELIERS
👁 intense ruby red;
👃🏻 on the nose it expresses broad aromas: ripe red fruits, even in spirit, dried flowers, cloves, nutmeg, tobacco and undergrowth;
👄 on the palate it is a structured red, with evident tannin balanced by softness. Intense and persistent.
A red with character, to be paired with dishes with structure and character: grilled meats, roasts, mature cheeses.
From a historic vineyard of half a hectare, located 550 meters above sea level, planted in 1932, trained as a low sapling. We are in Monte Pischina, in the Sorgono countryside. The soil is granitic, crossed by various underground aquifers. Manual processing of the grapes, no use of chemicals, only sulfur and copper. As per tradition, in addition to monica, muristeddu, cannonau, this wine is also composed of small percentages of muscadeddu sardu, pascale, nieddu addosu and lacconargiu. Very low yields, manual harvest between the end of September and the beginning of October. Spontaneous fermentation, on indigenous yeasts. Minimum use of sulfur dioxide, ten months in steel.
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TERRITORY OF ORIGIN:
The cultivation of vines was introduced in Sardinia when the Phoenicians settled on the island and founded their colonies in the fertile southern areas, between the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Even today, in the Sulcis area, in Campidano and in Gallura, the The names of some Sardinian villages, of Phoenician origin, recall the vine and its fruit.
The Romans found modern viticulture on the island, which was developed, but the trade stimulated by agriculture and viticulture slowed down significantly with the collapse of the Roman Empire. The wine sector remained anonymous for centuries, until the subsequent dominations of the Byzantines and the Arabs. From the end of the fifteenth century Sardinia became a Spanish province, which had negative consequences for agriculture. The only positive data is the introduction of Iberian vines (including Cannonau).
With the Savoy domination the fortunes of viticulture improved. Since 1949, having obtained administrative independence, many social wineries have arisen, starting the path of quality for Sardinian wine.
By extension, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean; its territory is 80% mountainous and hilly (of which 68% is made up of hills and rocky plateaus). Some characteristic soils are called giare or gollei, if granitic or basaltic, others, instead, heels or tonneri, if sandstone or limestone.
The climate is Mediterranean. The average altitude is 334 meters above sea level, although the highest massif on the island, the Gennargentu, reaches 1834 metres, while other lower massifs are found in Gallura, Sarrabus and Iglesiente-Arburese.
The region has 1 DOCG (Vermentino di Gallura) and 17 DOC.
The main native white grape varieties: Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia di Sardegna, Nasco, Nuragus, Semidano, Torbato, Vermentino, Vernaccia di Oristano, Semidano, Arvisionadu; red grapes: Bovale, Caddiu, Cagnulari, Cannonau, Carignano, Girò, Monica, Nieddera, Pascale, Barbera sarda, Nieddera, Girò.
We are in Sorgono, in the center of Sardinia, among the high hills of Mandrolisai. The winery is run by Enrico and his uncle, who cultivate the vineyards and have repurposed the family mill.
Mereu cultivates the typical grapes of the area (Cannonau, Monica and Muristellu), from old vines cultivated as saplings for wines full of taste and character. Never banal and capable of transporting you into the true winemaking tradition of central Sardinia.
The almost century-old vineyards of the Mereu winery are located along the road from Sorgono to Ortueri: kissed by the sun and caressed by the wind. And it is among those hills that we will begin our journey to discover wine, its aromas and colors.
The management of the cellar is accurate, with maximum respect for the grapes and essence of the local wines, with the valorization of native grapes and an approach that is as natural as possible. Manual work in the vineyard and respectful approach in the cellar for direct, typical and original wines.
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Is there a minimum number of bottles?
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