Another striking, entry-level wine, the 2010 Isola dei Nuraghi Costera caresses the palate with juicy dark cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. Elements of sweetness, inner perfume and pure silkiness distinguish the Costera from the vast majority of its peers. A hint of sweet flowers and mint lingers on the finish.
The intense, ruby red color of this wine tends toward orange with age. The full bouquet of sweet black cherry, pepper, and licorice is typical of the Cannonau grape. Warm and full bodied on the palate with excellent texture, ripe fruit flavors and pleasant tannins.
Type of Press: Soft Press
Method of extraction: punch down on the cap
Length of Maceration: 16 days
Fermented in tanks at a temperature of 82-86 degrees for 13-15 days.
Type: French barriques
The wine is aged for 6-8 months followed by an additional minimal in bottle prior to release from the winery.