Tenute Soletta Sardo Cannonau di Sardegna is a red wine aged on lees made by the Tenute Soletta winery in Sardinia (Italy) with the Cannonau (Garnacha) variety.
Umberto Soletta set up this project with the aim of promoting the innate virtues of an area with great winemaking history. In 1996, he founded Tenute Soletta, a wine cooperative that, with the help of his family, has managed to establish a harmonious relationship between human intervention and the vineyard. This results in Mediterranean wines with a true Sardinian personality.
Tenute Soletta Sardo Cannonau di Sardegna comes from vines planted in the Sardinian town of Florinas, in the province of Sassari. These strains are aged between 17 and 55 years old, lying 400 metres above sea level in sandy-calcareous soils. They use traditional agriculture, balancing human intervention with a respect for the environment. The grapes are manually harvested in 18 kg boxes.
In the winery, when the Tenute Soletta Sardo Cannonau di Sardegna grapes have been selected and destemmed, they are pressed to begin skin contact maceration for 20 days in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine is then put into oak barrels and allowed to age for 24 months on its lees. Finally, it rests in the bottle for one year before going to market.
Tenute Soletta Sardo Cannonau di Sardegna is a tribute to the Nuragic civilisation, who came from Sardinia. This is a wine that alludes to what was consumed in the past, and is a red wine that is very similar to rosé.