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Vinzas Artas, Vinzas Nigheddu Rosso, 2020

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Red Fruits, Dried Thyme, Spice

Abruzzo / Red / Cannonau / Organic




Vinzas Artas



Wine Type





Rosso Di Barbagia IGT, Sardinia








This wine derives its name from the specific ghirada or Cru that the grapes are harvested from. Vinzas Artas focus on bringing attention to the individual characteristics of each plot of their vineyards. These are all tended organically with an emphasis on quality and small yields.  A 100% Cannonau, the grapes are femented for 12 months in oak barrels before 12 months in bottle before release. Full bodied and fruit forward a real gem.

Notes on the producer

Giorgio Gaiai and Piercarlo Sotgiu are the masterminds behind this vineyard where the heritage of Mamoiada is paramount. This village in the heart of the Barbagia region has become renowned for the emphasis that has consistently been placed on Ghiradas, or ‘Crus’; small plots, often decades old, that have been individually tended and recognised for their distinct characteristics. 

Vinzas Artas comprises 5 hectares of vineyards situated between 650 and 850 metres above sea level. These are now cultivated organically with a priority placed on high quality rather than high yields. As befitting their passion for the viticulture of Mamoiada and centuries old methods, they vinify as their ancestors did; that is by each Ghirada in order to express the characteristics of each plot. 

For the most part, the vines that they cultivate are Cannonau, a variety indigenous to Sardinia but often thought to be a variety of Spanish Garnacha and French Grenache. As Vinzas Artas has made it their task to preserve historic plots, some of their vines are over a century old. In addition, they also cultivate small volumes of Granatza; a white variety that is finally gaining recognition after being historically used as a blending grape. Like all of their wines, the harvest if hand harvested and fermented with natural yeast. This is a return to the winemaking traditions of Barbagia that has been a century in the waiting.  


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