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Produced in three different vineyards at altitudes that range from 210 to 510 metres above sea level, it is the youngest and freshest expression of Sangiovese scents. Vinified in steel tanks for approx. twenty days, it undergoes a maturing period of approx. one year in French tonneaux of 5 hl and 7 hl and in Slavonian oak barrels of 30 hl.
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Flavio Porcu, who was born and raised in Sardinia, founded Wild Sardinia. While Flavio had worked in the wine and liquor industry most of his life, it wasn’t until he turned 46 that he decided to set out on his own and start what he dreamed of doing for years. Wild Sardinia is produced in the Province of Oristano in Sardinia, an area is known for its wild and pristine beaches. When Flavio decided to start his project here, he knew he wanted to create a product that reflects its location and is made from high-quality ingredients. Flavio partnered with Silvio Carta, a distillery on the island whose history goes back more than half a century. Over the years, the company has instigated an ethos of combining tradition and innovation culminating in the recent opening of a new, state of the art distillery in Zeddiani in the heart of Oristano. Today the distillery is run by Elio Carta, son of the founder. Flavio was attracted by two key features of the distillery; its proximity to the Vernaccia vineyards, used for making first Wild Sardinia’s iconic Vermouth, and the company’s slogan Armonia della Natura or Harmony in Nature, which fit with Flavio’s plan of using all-natural ingredients.
Wild Sardinia Gin, which is made exclusively from the hand-picked berries of wild juniper plants that grow naturally along the island’s coasts. No other botanical is added. Thirty days of infusion in grain alcohol is followed by distillation with the discontinuous method for about 10 hours by means of steam heating and a copper still. The aroma and flavor are deeply concentrated and rich. The nose is overwhelmed and charmed by the perfume of Sardinian juniper that gradually leaves room for hints of resin and citrus fruit. The palate is mouth-filling and warm, long and expressive.
Alanera translates as "black wing," a reference to the raven, "corvo" in Italian, and an homage to the Valpolicella region's treasured indigenous grape, "Corvina". Alanera is a seductive wine that derives extra richness from an innovative variation on the traditional appassimento method practiced throughout the zone. 50% of all the grapes harvested to produce this wine are partially dried for 45-60 days. The highly concentrated juice from these partially dried grapes adds an unusually complex spectrum of aromas and flavors to the blend. 12 months in barrel round out the tannin structure in this eminently drinkable red. Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco. On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish.