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Alberto Loi, Cannonau Riserva, Sardegna 2011


About the Wine:

Ruby, with a bit of orange. It is intense and complex on the nose, with fruity aromas of cherry jam, and spices. It is dry, velvety, warm and rightly tannic. Full bodied with a persistent and intense finesse.


About the Producer:

Born into a winemaking family, Alberto Loi helped his father, Giovanni Antonio Loi bring back the native grape, Cannonau from its almost-extinction post phylloxera. Some decades later, Alberto established his estate in the late 1940’s.  Today, third and fourth generations run the estate, which is in Ogliastra, east-central Sardinia, home to the prized Cannonau.



Fermentation with submerged cap in stainless steel silos. It was aged in Slavonian oak and in 2nd hand barriques.