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Angialis Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
W I N E D E S C R I P T I O N
Argiolas has established a distinguished reputation by mak ing c onsistently outstanding wines from indigenous Sardinian grape v arieties, and this dessert wine is no exc eption. It is made from 95% Nasc o and 5% Malv asia di Cagliari grapes sourc ed from the Angialis v ineyard in Siurgus. The grapes are harv ested in late Oc tober and early Nov ember before being allowed to dry slightly at the winery.
T A S T I N G N O T E S
Brilliant amber in c olor with golden reflec tions, this sweet wine offers aromas of honey, roasted c hestnuts, peac hes, dried apric ots, and floral aromas that c onjure images of this Elysian landsc ape. Ric h, balanc ed, and satisfying, Angialis' flav ors c ontinue to ev olv e on the palate and linger ov er a long, nutty finish.
F O O D P A I R I N G
Pair with bisc otti, mac aroons, aged c heeses, and prosc iutto-stuffed dates.
V I N E Y A R D & P R O D U C T I O N I N F O
Vineyard name: The Angialis v ineyard
Vineyard size: 13 ac res
Soil c omposition: Stony, Sandy Clay-Loam
Training method: Bush
Elev ation: 760 feet
Vines/ ac re: 2,200-2,400
Yield/ ac re: 0.6-0.8 tons
Year v ineyard planted: 1984
Harv est time: Oc tober-Nov ember
First v intage of this wine: 1989
Bottles produc ed of this wine: 14,000
WI N E M A K I N G & A G I N G
Varietal c omposition: 95% Nasc o and 5% Malv asia di Cagliari
Fermentation c ontainer: Stainless steel tank s
Length of alc oholic fermentation: 20-25 days
Fermentation temperature: 64-66 °F
Type of aging c ontainer: Barriques and Stainless steel tank s
Size of aging c ontainer: 225 L (Barriques)
Age of aging c ontainer: New (Barriques)
Type of oak : Frenc h
Length of aging before bottling: 12-13 (Barriques) and 3-4 (Stainless steel tank s)
Length of bottle aging: 6-8 months
A N A L Y T I C A L D A T A
Alc ohol: 14.5 %
pH lev el: 3.9
Residual sugar: 158.0 g/ L
Ac idity: 4.8 g/ L
Dry extrac t: 188.0 g/ L