WHERE OUR WINES ARE MADE
Our vineyards extend over an area of 20 hectares, located in two different areas of Northwest Sardinia, a land particularly suited for the cultivation of vines ancient times.
As a matter of fact, this area was considered a strategic territory for settlement, breeding and cultivation many centuries ago already. During the 15th century B.C., Nuragic peoples settled in this area considered excellent for cultivation because of the microclimate that keeps temperature for vine growth constant and optimal. In fact, the Nuragics themselves are considered the first wine producers in the Mediterranean. This is testified by an ancient winepress found in Sardinia dating back to the 9th century BC to which the first wine production in history can be attributed; thus, it was on this very island that the first Cannonau was produced about 3,000 years ago. And it is on this very land that our vines still grow, laden with a history stretching back thousands of years.
A total extension of 20 hectares, divided into two large plots: the first of 15 hectares in the area closest to the winery, immersed in the Nurra countryside; the other 5 facing instead the beautiful Gulf of Alghero.
The vines raised are those indigenous to these areas: Vermentino, Cannonau and Cagnulari.
These are joined by international vines such as Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet and Chardonnay. The vines are mainly trained to the espalier system with Guyot pruning system insisting on soils with a clayey-calcareous-sandy composition. Thanks to our particularly mild and breezy climate, field treatments are limited to the bare minimum, thus ensuring healthy grapes and evidence of residue.
Grapes are harvested during the harvest by hand using small crates, and the selected grapes are immediately taken to the nearby winery to be processed and begin the winemaking process.
The origins of Vermentino are uncertain. It is assumed that it came to Sardinia from Spain, via Corsica, several centuries ago. Another theory traces its origins to the Middle East, before coming to the Mediterranean coast, passing through Greece.
The bunch has large or medium-large dimensions, with a truncated cylindrical or conical shape, with good grape cluster, with one or two clearly visible. The grape is large in size, elliptical in shape and with a thick pruinose peel that is green-yellow in colour. The pulp is colourless and consistent, with a semi-aromatic flavour.
There is no certainty regarding the origins, but recent studies suggest that Cannonau was already present even prior to Spanish domination, to when its introduction to Sardinia historically dates back.
The bunch is medium in size, conical, compact, sometimes being winged and truncated. The grape is medium-small in size and slightly elliptical in form, with a medium-thick and pruinose peel, black in colour with violet reflections, whilst the pulp is colourless, consistent and with a neutral taste. On average, the content of polyphenols can be extracted from the peels and seeds, whilst there is a reduced anthocyanin content.
Cagnulari has been widely cultivated in the past and commonly used as a blending grape.
The Cagnulari vine has a five-lobed pentagonal leaf with red veins on the upper part. The cluster is compact and medium-large in size, with a conical or pyramidal form, being elongated and often has one or two well-developed wings.
The berry is small, ovoid in shape, with a thick and pruinose peel that is black in colour, whilst the flesh is colourless, consistent and neutral in flavour.
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AT THE TENUTE DELOGU
BOOK YOUR CELLAR VISIT
With us, you can explore the entire process that transforms grapes on the vine to wine in the bottle. You will be accompanied by our guide on an exploration of the vineyards, the wine-making techniques and the processes in the cellar where our wine rests.
At the end of the visit, you have the option of booking a tasting of the wines together with other local specialties.
2 glasses of your choice + a tasting of Carasau and local products of the estates
Cost: € 10 per person
4 glasses of your choice + Carasau and a platter of local cured meats
Cost: € 20per person
The visit will have a total duration of about 1 hour.
The tastings will be accompanied by informative material showing the quality of the wines, the characteristics and the recommended culinary pairings.
Cellar tours are available upon reservation only during the morning at 11:30 am and in the afternoon at 5:30 pm.
It is possible to arrange different visiting times upon request.
Number of participants per visit: minimum 10, maximum 35.
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Our wines represent our territory, being captured within the character of the people and the history of these places.
The wines embody our production philosophy, devoted to quality and respect for the grapes. All activities in the vineyard and in the cellar are oriented towards obtaining authentic and honest products, as ambassadors of a land that has made wine its history.