Tanca Farra Sella & Mosca

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A complex nose suggest both the complexity of the Cannonau and the strength of the Cabernet with hints of oak. A well-structured palate with smooth, complex tannins and balanced acidity.

91 Points
“This important wine is the product of clay and iron-rich soils.The wine is dark
and dense with lingering flavors of black cherry and exotic spice.”
  Wine Advocate – 92 Points

1 x 75cl

Region: Sardinia

Grapes: Cannonau, Cabernet Sauvignon

Abv: 13%

Tanca Farra

Sella & Mosca’s Tanca Farra is an innovative blend of Cannonau and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cannonau is a variety that has long thrived in Sardinia, while Cabernet is a more recent introduction to the island. Sella & Mosca has experimented with Cabernet since the late 1890s and planted Cabernet vines in its highly acclaimed Marchese di Villamarina vineyard in the late 1950s. The name Tanca Farra (“Iron Earth” in the Sardinian dialect) refers to the high iron content of the soil in this portion of the estate, a factor credited with a conspicuous role in the resulting complexity and depth of this wine.

Production Area

From vineyards located in the southeast corner of the Sella & Mosca estate.The soil is strong in clay and rich in iron.

Vinification

Both grape varieties are harvested manually and mechanically from September through October at the peak of maturity. After crushing, each variety undergoes a three-day cold maceration, followed by temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats at 72°-82°F for ten days. Only in the final phase of fermentation are the two varieties blended together.

Aging: Three years, at first in barriques and then in traditional large Slavonian oak casks kept in cool dark cellars. Aged a further 12 months in bottle prior to release.

Sella & Mosca

In Italy and elsewhere in Europe, wine connoisseurs and industry professionals rate Sella & Mosca among Italy’s most outstanding wine estates. Sella & Mosca’s I Piani estate in Sardinia constitutes one of the largest contiguous vineyard in Italy and counts itself among the country’s most impressive wineries. Situated in the northwest corner of Sardinia, just inland from the pretty, historic port of Alghero, this 1,600-acre property with more than 1,200 acres of vines is one of the largest wine estates in Europe. Sella & Mosca, which celebrated its centennial in 1999, was founded by Messrs. Eriminio Sella and Edgardo Mosca, two Piedmontese gentlemen and adventure lovers. Today, the property is owned by Campari Group. As Sardinia’s foremost wine producer, Sella & Mosca is renowned for premium wines made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. In addition to native varieties such as Vermentino, Torbato and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Surrounded by landscaped gardens and a profusion of flowering oleanders, the estate winery features multiple tasting rooms, an expertly designed enoteca and a fascinating exhibit showcasing replicas of archaeological finds unearthed on the estate and now housed in museums. Each year, especially during the summer months, the estate attracts visitors from all over Europe, who come to see this spectacular property for themselves. News of its intriguing wines has started to resonate with American lovers of fine Italian wines.