Gabbas, Cannonau di Sardegna Lillove (2014)
Geography: Sardinia, Italy
Appellation: Cannonau di Sardegna
The Gabbas Estate lies in Barbagia, the heart of Sardinia, near the provincial capital of Nuoro. The vineyards are situated in the Locoe Valley, between Oliena and Orgosolo. Forty six acres are planted to vine on decomposed granite of medium consistency in a microclimate favoring balanced acidity and ripe grape growth. Winemaker and owner Giuseppe Gabbas favors long macerations and organic fertilizers. The 2010 Cannonau di Sardegna Dule was awarded Gambero Rosso’s 2014 Tre Bicchieri.
Earthy aromas of tilled soil, underbrush, wild berry and a floral note lead the nose. The straightforward palate offers bright red cherry, blackberry, black pepper and grilled herb alongside polished tannins.