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I Garagisti di Sorgono, Uras 2017 | Sardegna VDT | Cannonau di Sardegna

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One of Top-100 wines of Italy. Powerful and bold, with flavours of blackberry, cherry liqueurs and cinnamon

Uras by “I Garagisti” is Sardinia’s response to vins de garage: a movement born on the Right Bank of Bordeaux. During the 80’s, some of the best winemakers in Saint-Émilion put the strict rules of the appellation system aside to make full-bodied, incredibly ripe red wines in tiny quantities.

We spoke to Pietro Uras, the winemaker: he said that just like the Saint-Émilion rebels, he has thrown out the rulebook to create this bold, dense wine with rich flavours of blackberry and cherry. It is undoubtedly a top-quality wine: the 2016 vintage won Decanter Gold, while the 2017 vintage lifted two medals – Decanter Bronze and The WineHunter Gold. Most importantly, it was listed as one of Top-100 wines of Italy.

In the mountainous heart of Sardinia, on top of the Sa Sedda hill in Pardu and Cresia, lies an eighty-year-old vineyard. It was planted on the white granite soil by the grandfather of Pietro Uras – the current owner and the man behind this wine. Cannonau is one of the most ancient grapes in the Mediterranean, with recent excavations dating it back 3,200 years. It’s also very specific to Sardinia.

We are proud to be the first to present this wine in the UK. It is scarce, with only 2,300 bottles made for the whole world. Luckily, we’ve managed to get hold of a few cases, so be quick if you want to try it.

Wine Geek’s verdict: this wine pushes the concept of rich and deep taste to its limit. The winemaker hasn’t subscribed to any appellation rules, and basically made the wine he wanted to. OK, 9 times out of 10 it’s a recipe for disaster but this one turned to be a hit – just look at the medals. This wine has a very thick, viscous texture, and quite a bit of alcohol – so be careful. I’d say it tastes like melted cherry liqueur chocolates.

Awards: The WineHunter, Merano Wine Festival 2020 – One of Top-100 wines of Italy (2017 vintage) | The WineHunter – Gold Medal (2017 vintage) | Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 – Bronze (2017 vintage) | Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – Gold (2016 vintage)

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Geographical Indication

Grape

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Vintage

2017

ABV

16%

Style

Still Dry Red Wine

SKU: STR-MON-IT-GDS-2017-01 Categories: , , ,
Description

Winemaking

Grapes: 40% Muristreddu, 30% Cannonau, 30% Monica Nera

Type of vines: 60-80 years old vines

Vineyard location: Sa Sedda – Pardu and Cresia (Sardinia, Italy)

Soil: white granitic soils

Fermentation: at a controlled temperature, in stainless-steel tanks and conical wooden vats

Maturation: aged for 12 months in oak barriques

Production volume: 2,300 bottles

Analytical data

ABV: 16%

Total acidity: 5.11 g/l

pH: 3.75

Sugar: <1 g/l

Tasting Notes

Appearance: deep ruby colour

Nose: aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, violet flower, cinnamon, dark chocolate, blackcurrant and raspberry jam, underpinned by notes of forest floor and meat.

Palate: bold texture with medium acidity, full body, and velvety medium tannins. Pronounced flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant and raspberry jam, cherry liqueur chocolates and cinnamon. Long finish.

Blackberries

Blackberry

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Chocolate

Chocolate

Ranking & Awards

  • The WineHunter 2020 – Gold (2017 vintage)
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 – Bronze (2017 vintage)
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – Gold (2016 vintage)

Useful tips

Pairings: this rich and spicy red wine is perfect with meat dishes such as braised beef, wild boar stew, and venison fillet. Try it with blue cheese for desert – and don’t forget that the best pairing of food and wine happens in good company around a lit fireplace!

Serving temperature: room temperature, 15-18 ° C

Storage: In a cool place away from direct sunlight, bright artificial light or sources of heat

Reviews (1)

1 review for I Garagisti di Sorgono, Uras 2017 | Sardegna VDT | Cannonau di Sardegna

  1. Stump

    Wow – what an amazing wine. My wife and I would award this the very highest rating. Truly exceptional. Cherry spice but with a dark red depth. More of this please!

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