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Über das Weingut und die Weine
The family-run winery has been founded by Giuseppe and Grazia and today it is managed by their three children and their families (daughter Antonietta with her husband Emilio, son Francesco with his wife Rosa, son Salvatore with his wife Mariella and a total number of 13 grandchildren). It came into being 40 years ago when the first hectare of vineyard was acquired. For years we have produced only bulk wine, which we sold in the villages close to Mamoiada. Then in 2000, when we children took over the winery, we hit on the idea of bottling and labeling our Cannonau. With this step we wanted to find out if the same aromas and the same flavours with which we grew up and which have always been important elements of our lives would also be appreciated by a demanding wine market. It was worth the experiment. During the following 10 years we could double our wine production and build new cellars. Today we are members of the administration council of the Mamoiada's winemakers, the association Mamojà, we also take part in Consorzio di Tutela del DOC Cannonau di Sardegna (a Sardinian cooperative which has set as its goal the protection of the brand DOC Cannonau) and we are starting up several activities in the wine tourism sector. We also take part in the project La Strada del vino Cannonau (The Cannonau wine route) which is starting its activities right now.
The territory of Mamoiada and in particular the soils of our vineyards are primarily composed of decayed granite (as result of corrosion processes) with small amounts of clay and humus. They are rich in potassium, with a good phosphorous fertility and poor in nitrogen. Our wine production is based on the cultivation of 15 hectares of vineyards trained by the “alberello”-system. The biggest part of the vineyards are cultivated with Cannonau and only a small amount, say 5% of the vineyard surface, is cultivated with a white grape variety which we call “Granazza”. Our wine is cultivated in two different areas of Mamoiada, Muruzzone and Garanunele, both located at an average altitude of 600 metres above sea level. One third of the whole cultivation area is covered with more than 50- year-old plants, one vineyard in particular is 100 years old. The remaining vineyards, also situated in the territory of Mamoiada, are between 3 and 15 years old. The vines are trained by the alberello- technique (bush vines). They are planted close to each other, in patterns of 90 x 170 cm in the older plots (distance between the plants and distance between the lines) and 80 x 200 cm in the younger vineyards. The young alberello-trained vines are stabilized by using trellises to support annual growth. Our new vineyards are cultivated or by mass selection (by grafting the scions of our oldest and best vines) with the aim of preserving biodiversity and the unique character of our Cannonau, or by using