Cardunaj, Red Wine

Cardunay is the name of the soil composed of a vineyard and the oldest forest in the property of Malabaila. Roman authors mention a sweet and aromatic wine, ‘vinum acquense “, perhaps the wine with aphrodisiac virtue, used by Julius Caesar and then by Marcantonio to conquer Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.

 

 

Technical notes 
DenominationVarietal red wine
TypologyRed wine
Grape varietyNative black grapes
Year of planting2000
ExposureSouth, South-West
Vineyard altitude200-250 m above sea level
Cultivation practices and treatmentsLow environmental impact and integrated farming according to EU guidelines
HarvestManual, into 18 kg boxes
Training systemGuyot Double
Wine making processSoft pressing of chosen whole bunches and fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel
Yield per hectare85 q/ha
Ageing and maturingSteel
ColorBright red
BouquetVery aromatic bouquet, rich and broad, powerful pink, cherry blossoms and raspberries
TasteIn the mouth is expected a sweet taste, announced by nose, but the surprise are the refined and sapid tannins, making it one of a kind
Served withPerfect with complex dishes such as risotto with asparagus, artichokes and ethnic spicy courses
Serving temperature16-18 °C