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Assajé 2017 – Capichera

Assajé 2017 - Capichera - © Ph. Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Assajé
Varietal composition: blend of Carignano, native grape and Syrah.
Alcoholic strength: 15% vol.
Vintage: 2017
Classification: Isola dei Nuraghi I.G.T. (Typical Geographical Indication)
Vineyards: in the communes of Olbia and Palau.
Training system: spurred cordon, sapling.
Yield per hectare: 50/60 q.
Harvest: between the end of September and the beginning of October.
Fermentation: fermentation and maceration in steel tanks for about 3 weeks.
Maturation: part in steel and concrete.
Aging potential: high.
Serving temperature: 15/16 ° C.

Visual exam
Clarity: limpid
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Observations: very intense with a light garnet texture

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted
Observations: addictive floral aromas delight the nose, hints of violet accompany delicious hints of dark berry fruit ranging from cherries in alcohol, ripe plum and myrtle and aromatic herbs such as mint and rosemary, tease the spicy notes of pepper ground black and juniper berries, caramel and frayed pipe tobacco pack the whole, worthy of note are the balsamic aromas, the earthy and undergrowth aromas.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugar: dry
Alcohols: alcoholic
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: moderately fresh
Tannins: tannic
Minerality: mineral
Structure: sturdy
Balance: moderately balanced
Intensity: very intense
Length: long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: ready
Harmony: moderately harmonious
Observations: the variegated and clear aromas present the quality for this great wine, its impact in the mouth, its alcohol content, but also the enveloping softness on the palate, the taste remains in the mouth and delight. Everything still has to balance and harmonize, after which it can express its full potential.
Pairings: donkey stew.


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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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