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Medaglia d'oro VINISOLE 2009
Medaglia d'oro VINISOLE 2010
Medaglia d'oro VINANGLONA 2010
Medaglia d'oro VINISOLE 2011
Diploma di Gran Menzione Vinitaly 2011
Primo classificato VINISOLE 2012
Following a year of agening in French oak barriques, Ultana is born, a wine an impenetrable red colour. It has a rich, warm and velvety taste which is extraordinarily long and its tannins area of rare elegance. It is fine, impressive and balanced developing harmony between nose and plate.
Grape varieties: Cebernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Production area: Anglona (SS), Sardinia, Italy.
Soil composition: soil which tends to e loose and medium textured with a good limestone base. Drainage is excellent through the year.
Altitude: 150 metres above sea level.
Climate: always well-ventilated. Temperature and warm in the summer, with decisive day-night temperature swings. It is never really harsh during.
Production for hectare: 4500-5500 kg/ha.
Vine training system: spurred cordon.
Plant density: 4000 piants/ha.
Harvest date: first and second week of September.
Vinification: grapes are harvested manually and placed in small crates up to a maximum of 15 kg each. Then destemming and crushing follows after that alcoholic fermentation begins until all the phenolic substances contained in the skins are fully distributed.
Aging: 12-15 months in french oak barriques of a very fine grain from the Allier and Tronçais forest.
Development in the bottle: 10-13 years.
Colour: very intense red reflected with garnet.
Bouquet: evolved and complex overtones: plums and myrles, sweet spices of laurel, white pepper, liquorice and chocolate.
Taste: rich, warm and velvety, extremely long with tannins of rare elegance.
Food and wine pairing: this wine is well-matched to all regional sardinian cooking from first course dishes to second course red meat-based dishes: roasted meats, barbecuded meat, suckling pig, kid and lamb, medium to fully ripened cheeses, An ideal meditation wine which should be served in capacious glasses at a temperature of 18-20°C. Decant before serving.
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