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Barrile 2015 – Contini 1898

Barrile 2015 - Contini 1898 - © Ph. Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Barrile
Alcoholic strength: 15% vol.
Varietal composition: Nieddera, Caddiu and other local indigenous grape varieties.
Classification: I.G.T. Rosso Isola dei Nuraghi.
Vintage: 2015.
Production area: Tirso river valley, Sinis peninsula.
Altitude a few meters above sea level.
Breeding: sapling.
Soil type: good limestone structure associated with clayey and pebbly fractions.
Yield per hectare: 65 quintals
Vinification: maceration with the skins for 8-10 days and fermentation at a controlled temperature, soft pressing of the marc.
Aging: 18 months in first and second passage barriques and tonneaux and at least 12 months in bottle.
Serving temperature: 15° – 16° C.

Barrile 2015 - Contini 1898

© Contini 1898

Tasting Notes
Clear, ruby red in color with garnet reflections, with a good consistency.
The nose is quite complex with floral, fruity and spicy notes. Floral notes of passion flower and iris, followed by fruity notes reminiscent of durone cherry, blackberry and lightly macerated plum, close delicate spicy notes of black pepper in grains and cloves.
The sip is fresh, with important tannins, the hard and soft parts of the sample are not perfectly balanced, but it is nevertheless intense and of good persistence. Hints of spices remain in the mouth.
It is recommended in combination with stewed wild boar.

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09072 Cabras (OR)
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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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