Esole is in the centre of Sardinia, both physically and in the top wines coming out of this exciting island. Federica is only 27, and she has returned to Mamoiada to use her training from Vincent Girardin, Domaine de la Romanée Conti and Domaine Marcoux in CNP. Mamoiadan tradition is at the core of her wines, from a 60 year old family vineyard in the Garaunele District Federica has crafted the ultimate manifestation of Cannonau. One third whole bunch and 10 months in large, used oak this is a serious wine. Orange peel and graphite on the nose, with dark, earthy fruit underneath. On the palate the tannins are austere but ripe, and it has a lovely sapid, fresh finish. A masterclass in winemaking from this amazingly talented youngster.
Barbagia Rosso IGT 'Ghirada Garaunele A'