Pusole Cannonau di Sardegna 2016

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Pusole Cannonau di Sardegna 2016

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Intense aromas of wild strawberries, blackberries, red currant and pomegranate with underlying scents of myrtle, aloe and geranium and subtle balsamic hints of eucalypt and liquorice. The taste is full-bodied and smooth, with velvety tannins, a lively acidity and a long-lasting finish. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with the use of indigenous yeast and no artificial temperature control.

The artisanal, family-owned winery Pusole is located on the eastern shore of central Sardegna, in the Ogliastra region which offers a varied terrain, going from the beautiful seaside to mountains over 1100 meters tall. As Cannonau is a rather vigorous grape variety in terms of fruit production, Pusole performs a thinning out of the grapes in pre-summer, leave approximately 1-1.5 kilos of grapes per plant.

Here, for four generations, the Pusole family has cultivated its land, producing wine, corn and olive oil, in addition to breeding a local species of semi-wild pigs called “razza sarda”. Today the family business is run by the siblings Loredana, Lorenzo and Roberto. They believe in traditional and natural farming methods, with no use of herbicides and pesticides, no irrigation and no use of chemical products. The soils are worked often and weed control is obtained by inviting herds of sheep into the vineyards. Respect for nature is a key word in everything Pusole does.

The winery is currently preparing 5 new hectares of vineyards with Cannonau and Vermentino.

Also in the cellar Pusole follows a production philosophy which aims at preserving the true character of the wines, shaped by the soil and the vintage. Only indigenous yeasts are used for the fermentation, and temperatures are controlled exclusively by airing the must.
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