GIOVANNA CHESSA

Lugherra 2016

Lugherra is Giovanna’s blend (Cagnulari 90%, Cannonau 10%) with fruit sourced from two different vineyards averaging 25 years old and planted on chalky limestone soils, along with olives trees and the Mediterranean scrub. Cagnulari needs a lot of attention both in the vineyard and in cellar as its’ skin is very fragile, prone to fungal diseases and oxidation. The two varieties are processed separately during the fermentation which takes place in stainless steel tanks and, after the racking, the blend is made. The 24 months ageing process is partially done in tanks (70%) and used tonneaux (30%). The short distance to the sea provides a high tone of minerality along with the classic Mediterranean flavor profile: spiciness, tobacco, some herbal notes (rosemary) and wild red fruit. It’s an island wine and you should enjoy it with friends and a good meal. Cheers!