LU NIEDDU

COLLI DEL LIMBARA IGT

This unique wine hails from an 85 year old vineyard situated 400 meters above sea level in the granite mountains of Gallura in Northeastern Sardinia.

The wine is a field blend of 6 different grape varieties that are all planted mixed in one single vineyard, the grapes are Caricaggiola, Pascale, Cannonau, Dolcetto, Barbera and Cabernet Franc.

Due to the fact the all the grapes are harvested together the earlier maturing varieties become slightly dried while still attached to the vine, also being that the vines are nearly 85 years old, the yields are minimal and naturally reduced to 2-4 grape bunches maximum per vine approximately half a kilo of grapes.

After fermentation, the wine is then aged for twelve months in French Barrique and an additional 6 months afterwards before being released. During this vinification process Jankara is flanked by world know enologist Gianni Menotti who oversees the entire process from vineyard to bottle. There is a total of 2035 bottles of this wine produced per vintage.

TECH SHEET

Grapes: Blend of Caricaggiola, Pascale, Cannonau, Dolcetto, Barbera, Cabernet Franc
Region: Sardinia
Vineyards: From a single vineyard in Alta Gallura
Exposure: Southeast
Altitude: 1,312 feet above sea level
Soil: Granite soil
Vine Training: Pruned-spur cordon-trained
Vine Age: 80 years
Time of Harvest: Early October
Yield per Acre: 1.21 tons per acre
Total Production: 2,065 bottles
Vinification Process: The grapes are vinified in stainless steel in temperature controlled vats.The wine is aged for 12 months in barriques, followed by six months in stainless steel.
Alcohol Content: 13.50%
Tasting Notes: Bright scarlet red with hints of vanilla and red berries on the nose, with a slight spice, on the palate it is soft and accompanied by an elegant finish.
Winemaker: Gianni Menotti, Bibenda’s Winemaker of the Year 2012, Gambero Rosso Winemaker of the Year 2006 
Winery Philosophy: Jankara’s aim is to create the highest expressions of our territory by utilising minimal intervention in vineyards.
Cellaring: Up to 15 years
Bottled: Spring
Closure: Cork
Food/Menu Pairing: Pairs well with red meats as well as rich fish such as tuna, swordfish and salmon.

REVIEWS AND INFORMATION

WineVintagePublicationDateScoreDownload
Lu Nieddu Colli del Limbara IGT2013Bibenda-4 GrappoliN/A
Lu Nieddu Colli del Limbara IGT2013Veronelli-91 puntiN/A
Lu Nieddu Colli del Limbara IGT2014Bibenda-4 GrappoliN/A
Lu Nieddu Colli del Limbara IGT2014Veronelli-90 puntiN/A