cannonau i fiori

I FIORI | CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA

Denominazione Di Origine Controllata

 

Grapes: - Cannonau 100%.

Vineyards and training method: Vineyards "Is Crabilis" (Ussana) and "Acquasassa" (Serdiana), low espalier, traditional alberello.

Age of the vineyard: 35 years.

Yield: 80 quintals/hectare.

Soil Type: Clayey, calcareous of medium hill rich in texture 150/180 m above sea level

Vinification, Maturation, Ageing: The grapes, after a soft pressing are left to macerate with the addition of selected yeasts for 6/7 days. After the maceration, the fermentation continues at controlled temperature. At the end of the fermentation, the refinement continues in cement and stainless steel tanks for about 6 months, afterwards it is bottled and refined for 2/3 months in the bottle, before being put on the market.

Tasting: Intense ruby red colour with violet hints, very clear. Very intense, fresh and immediate aroma with notes of ripe red fruits and vegetables. Dry and smooth to the palate, good structure and nose-palate persistence.

Matching and service: cold meat starters, main courses with savoury seasonings, white and lean red meat, medium seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16/18° C, uncorking at least 30 minutes before pouring

 

TALES FROM THE WINERY

Cannonau is the main red grape of Sardinia, the DOC Cannonau is one of the most well-known.

It's a flower that grows here in the vineyards...that's why we called I Fiori (the flowers) in range with the other classical traditional wine varietals of Sardinia.

 

The Flower on the label is the Acquilegia Nuragus, one of the two hundred endemic species of Sardinia, a symbol of its diversity. It grows in the Gorroppu Canyon (Gennargentu National Park) and there are only ten plants left and protected. His original color is the one used in the Nuragus label.

 

 

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.