Monica Arenada DOC 2020 – Dolianova
The wine has a ruby red color with violet reflections. The aroma is intense and persistent, with hints of black berry, raspberry and cherry. On the palate, the wine is warm, appropriately tannic, persistent, with a delicate herbaceous vein.
In terms of food pairings, this wine pairs well with dry soups, risottos, cured and lean meats, and medium-aged cheeses.
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The name Dolianova in Sardinia has always been synonymous with the production of quality wines. The establishment of Cantine di Dolianova in 1949 aimed to continue and elevate this tradition. In those early years, when Sardinia was still in its developmental stages and significantly different from today, a collective of winemakers formed a cooperative effort to enhance the value and personal investment in their labor, leveraging their collective strength.
For 70 years, the Cantine’s values have been passed down through generations, including a deep love for the land, a passion for the vineyards, and a commitment to constant improvement to produce wines of exceptional quality. Today, they continue to diligently work towards delivering the highest standard using the finest Sardinian grape varieties.
The Cantine di Dolianova looks forward to the future with strength and a profound understanding gained from 70 years of history. Their wisdom is rooted in a winemaking tradition that spans 3,000 years, adding to their readiness for what lies ahead.
Monica, along with Cannonau, is one of the most representative red grape varieties in Sardinian viticulture. It has a long history on the island and is cultivated throughout Sardinia, giving rise to two distinct DOC wines: Monica di Sardegna and Cagliari Monica. It also contributes to the DOC Mandrolisai when blended with Bovale Sardo and Cannonau. Monica wines exhibit a vibrant ruby red color with purple undertones. They offer an intense and complex bouquet with fruity notes of red berries and cherries, complemented by subtle hints of spices and herbs. On the palate, Monica wines display a balanced structure with moderate tannins and a persistent finish. This grape variety plays a significant role in showcasing the diversity and richness of Sardinian winemaking.