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I FIORI | MONICA DI SARDEGNA

Denominazione Di Origine Controllata

 

Grapes: Monica 100%.

Vineyards and training method: Vineyard "Benetzu Coloru" (Serdiana), traditional alberello.

Age of the vineyard: 30 years.

Yield: 70/80 quintals/hectare.

Soil type: Clayey, calcareous with poor texture.

Vinification, Maturation, Ageing: After pressing the grapes are left to macerate with the addition of selected yeasts at a controller temperature of 22/24° C for at least five days. After the racking off the fermentation continues at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats. At the end of fermentation, after light clarifications, the refinement continues for about 6 months in cement underground tanks and in the bottle for 2/3 months.

Tasting: Intense ruby red colour with violet hints, very clear. Very intense, with vegetable and spicy hints, light liquorice nuance. Dry and smooth to the palate, enjoyably fresh, well balanced and harmonious, good nose-palate persistence.

Matching and service: lean starters, dry and liquid soups even with savoury sauces, grilled and pan cooked meat, goat and sheep medium seasoned cheeses.

 

TALES FROM THE WINERY

 

With the super local variety Monica we are in the heart of the tradiono of our area as well as Nuragus.
The name Monica comes after the monl cultivation (the monks grapes, uva dei monaci, then uva monaca and then monica.). They grew this varietal around their monosteries.
Unfortunately there are no studies on the vine as there's only few producers growing Monica ... but we know the monks were from France ond so we thnk of some grape odapted to our area in the past centuries.

The Crus

Entemari, S'Arai, Assoluto, these are the grand crus from the Pala family and for the people able to wait and to keep them for a longo time in the cellar.

they are the resume of more than sixty five years of our history and of our family in the wine production. Obtained from the most important and indigenous grape varieties of Sardinia these are wines of exceptional quality produced only in perfect harvest/vintage and in a very limited quantity.

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Assoluto

Nasco is the variety, the most ancient one in Sardinia and also a rarity.

entemari
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Entemari

the white for the experts, and also the one that can age more than any other in the Pala wines range and probably in the entire Sardinian white wine production.

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S'Arai

This is Pala Grand Cru and the flagship wine made in one of the best and oldest vines from the family.

MARIO PALA COLLEZIONI

Pure terroir plus Pala family recipe or interpretation this are the wines in the Mario Pala Collezioni range. From Stellato to Cannonau Riserva, at the top in terms of quality and terroir, to Thesys and Siray, modern ways to respect the varietal and the soil type. From Chiaro di Stelle know as one of the best roses in Italy to the native Essentija.

I FIORI

Sardinia is inside of every single I Fiori bottle of wine. I Fiori, the flowers is the meaning because every single varietal is one of the most important of the Island and is one of the most famous DOCs of Sardinia: Monica, Nuragus, Vermentino and Cannonau are their names, these are all flowers. The same flowers that che Mario Pala dedicates to his family. Nuragus for his daughter Elisabetta, Cannonau for the son Massimiliano, Monica is for the daughter Maria Antonietta and the Vermentino for Rita, Mario's wife.

SILENZI

Visiting the vineyards in our area means very often find themselves alone with the nature and in a land where the silence (Silenzio) is broken only by the sound of the wind or the singing of birds. These are the silences (Silenzi) of this land and these vineyards from where this three great wines of undisputed quality are made.