Producer: Tenute Soletta
A relatively new producer, established in 1996, Tenute Soletta is a small holding of just 16 hectares. Working primarily with ‘Cannonau’ (otherwise known as Grenache or Garnacha), they have been one of the estates central to reinvigorating the Sardinian wine industry and encouraging other producers to move towards lower alcohol, more refined styles of winemaking. This full-bodied wine opens with aromas of ripe plum, vanilla and a hint of sun-baked earth. The warm, chewy palate has flavors of ripe black cherry, licorice, baking spice and a hint of bitter coffee. It will drink excellently through the early 2020s.
Pairing suggestion: a hearty plate of local salumi, or slightly charred neapolitan-style pizza