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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2005
Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2005
(search item no. 95042)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Rich red

Bouquet: Intense with scents of violet

Taste: Well-rounded and supple with rich, ripe, plummy flavors

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About 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 the second 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. Sella and Mosca, two Piedmontese businessmen revered to this day for their prominent roles in the Risorgimento (Italy's 19th-century unification movement). Today, the property is owned by Campari.

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 and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon.



Red Wines    Sangiovese    Southern Italy    Italy   
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Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2008
Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2008
(search item no. 101184)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Sangiovese exhibits a fresh bouquet of violets, woodland berries, spices and leather. Deliciously smooth, plush and juicy on the palate with loads of ripe fruit, Di Majo Sangiovese is recommended with pasta, pizza, sausages, parmigiana and grilled meats. A tremendous value!
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About Di Majo Norante:

The Di Majo Norante winery is located to the north of the Gargano in Molise on the estate of the Marquis Norante of Santa Cristina. This estate has been dedicated to the cultivation of vines since the 1800's.

In the 1960's a modern cantina was constructed and vines were replanted. Optimal exposure, constant breezes during the summer, excellent soil composition and a slope toward the Sciabolone and Madonna Grande valleys, blend together to create a particularly favorable environment for the production of wine.

Alessio Di Majo has hired renowned enologist, Riccardo Cotarella, as a consultant in order to ensure consistent, high quality production for all their wines. The Di Majo family is dedicated to producing quality wine at an outstanding value and practicing environmentally sound agriculture.