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2021 Rosato “Barrosu”

Giovanni Montisci
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This pure Cannonau from Sardinia has reached the ranks of the world’s elite rosés. It’s made from low-yielding old vines farmed organically, entirely by hand (with the occasional help of an ox) from sandy mountaintops in the village of Mamoiada. Barrosu offers a deep complexity and layers of flavor, like a nectar of freshly pressed strawberries with a savory, stony, dry finish. If you’ve enjoyed other serious rosés like those from Dominique Hauvette, Domaine Tempier, or Tavel, Montisci’s is in the same family: food-friendly, age-worthy, and ravishingly delicious down to the last drop. 

Anthony Lynch

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Technical Information
Wine Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Cannonau
Country: Italy
Region: Sardinia
Producer: Giovanni Montisci
Winemaker: Giovanni Monstisci
Vineyard: 60 years
Soil: Sandy granite, Clay
Aging: Wine ages 6 months in 225-L barrels (no new oak)
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About The Region

Sardinia

map of Sardinia

Our first foray into Sardegna is very recent, and it only took one trip to fall in love with the island, its culture, and its wines. Similar to its northerly neighbor, Corsica, there is a strong regional identity here that goes far beyond its official status as one of Italy’s twenty regions. Its people are proud, strong-willed, and deeply attached to their traditions—a distinctive character often seen with island people and accentuated by its long history of invasions and outside rule.

This tumultuous past has resulted in diverse influences—Greek, Roman, Aragonese, Catalan, and Ligurian, just to name a few—that have shaped the island’s culture, language, cuisine, and wines over many centuries. While Vermentino and Cannonau (aka Grenache) reign, Sardegna also boasts a number of indigenous grapes that are capable of expressing something unique in its abundant variety of terroirs.

The Mediterranean plays a major role, providing cooling, salty breezes to coastal areas, while the rugged, mountainous interior is home to high-altitude sites where wines retain freshness in spite of the southerly latitude. The granitic highlands of Gallura and Barbagia come to mind as some of its most qualitative zones, but a range of soils, elevations, and varying distance to the sea mean that the island is capable of producing wines in all styles, from crisp whites to powerful reds and exquisite vini dolci.

The three growers we represent bring something new to the table, something fascinating that is not found elsewhere in Italy or even in nearby Corsica. Their wines evoke the rustic beauty of this fascinating island civilization, and of course, pair perfectly with the local cuisine, be it seafood-based or the hearty, earthy specialties of its interior.

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