essentija

ESSENTIJA

ISOLA DEI NURAGHI I.G.T.

Bovale

Indicazione Geografica Tipica

 

Grapes: Bovale 100%.

Vineyards and training method: vineyard of Tanca S'Arai (Serdiana) and vineyard of Uras, traditional alberello and low espalier.

Age of the vineyard: ranging from 40 to 67 years, depending on the plot.

Yield: 70 quintals/hectare.

Soil Type: Medium hill, clayey, calcareous, sandy, rich in texture, 150/180 m above sea level

Vinification, Maturation, Ageing: After the pressing of the grapes, follows the maceration at controlled temperature with the addition of selected yeasts, that lasts 8-10 days. After the maceration, the fermentation continues in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature of about 22/24° C. Light clarifications are then carried out. The wine is let to rest for a few days. The refinement then goes on for about four months in underground cement tanks and continues in new French oak barriques of 225 litres for approximately 3 months and then again in stainless steel for 2 months. Then the wine is bottled to finish refinement in 3/4 months

Tasting: Deep, intense ruby red colour with light garnet reflections, very clear. Intense persistent aroma with prevailing notes of ripe fruit, mainly plum. Dry and soft taste with a good structure, smooth and enveloping.

Matching and service: Game birds, roast and braised meats, mature non-spicy cheeses. Serve at 18/20° C, uncorking one hour before pouring, or in a decanter.

 

TALES FROM THE WINERY

 

Essentija (pronounce as essential wilthout finlal l) is essentially A Bovale (sardo). That's why we gave this name to the wine.We've been the pioneers of this varietal thal was about to be obandoned in the central western coast of Sardinia were is usuolly planted in white sands very close lo the beach in old pre-philloxera vines (ungrafted).
The Uras and San Nicolo d'Arcidano vineyards ofter six meters of white sands have a bottom of volcanic soil.

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.

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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.