INTENSE, POWERFUL, WARM.
Try this if you enjoy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
A truly special wine. Superb! An intense ruby colour. A unique blend of grapes, some parcels 100 year old plus. Fruity notes of black cherry, myrtle and mineral and salty touches are on the nose. In the mouth it is warm, enveloping, full bodied and powerful with good freshness and well-integrated tannins and a persistent finish.
Gianfranco Manca started off as a baker and eventually took over his uncle’s bakery. Along with the bakery came plots of land with very old vines which had been neglected for years. He set about rehabilitating the old vines and planted a parcel of new vines of Monica and Carignano del Sulcis, the local strain of the famous grape. Although he started making wine in the mid 80’s it wasn’t until 2005 that he was ready to put a label on it and offer his interpretation to the rest of the world. “Following the steps of my family that lives the vineyard life since over a century, “panevino” (“breadwine”) is born. Why panevino? Panevino is the essence, the essential, simplicity, daily life, celebration, truth: Daily life turned into celebration, celebration every day. All that I bring it with me in the vineyard, I hoe it, prune it… The vineyard returns it in the shape of a few concentrated grape bunches. The vineyard is the heart of our farm’s activity; it covers five hectares, the rest of our life laboratory is made of olive trees, corn, vegetables and legumes”.
Grape: Field-blend of approx. 30 local varieties from 2 parcels (100-years-old +)
Food Match: Red Meat Stews, Aged Cheeses, Cured Meats