The wine SPANU Cagnulari Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2017 is a red wine obtained from Cagnulari, an autochthonous Sardinian grape variety. These grapes come from vineyards situated in “Anglona”, area with limestone soils and at 300 meters above sea level. The grapes are collected manually and sent to vinification in few hours. Stripping and pressing are made at 18-20 °C. Also fermentation occurs under thermal control, through daily pumping over and a gradual increase of temperature up to 27-28 °C. At the end of fermentation, after pressing and decanting, the last process is racking, where wine is transferred to steel tanks. This wine is garnet red with purple hues; it has a persistent spicy aroma. Even though it can be consumed immediately , it is a wine that improves its characteristics with age and it can be defined as an aging wine.
The Cagnulari is a red grape vineyard, grown mainly in the province of Sassari. It seems that Spanish people introduced this kind of grape in Sardinia during the period of their domination. This vineyard settled quickly and now it can be defined as a native vine, with bunches of medium size, which are rich in sugar and polyphenols and which have a good acidity, qualities that enable a wine with a deep red colour, with substance and acidity, with an intense aroma and geranium scent, and an alcohol volume of roughly 12%. Versatile wine, it differs in scents and in its tasting aromas in relation to the characteristics of cultivation of the soil, preferring predominantly clayey and a temperate and windy microclimate. In the past this kind of wine was sought after as a blending wine and for this reason it was exported in France. Today this wine has its own personality, especially thanks to the winemaker’s dedication and to the wise dosage of traditional knowledge and modern technology.