Your cart is empty

Cardedu 'Bucce' Bianco (Orange Wine) 2020 (750ml)

Price: $22.99

Sold Out
Producer Cardedu
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Subregion Sardegna
Varietal Vermentino Nasco
Vintage 2020
Sku 52210
Size 750ml
 Grown Organically Natural Item 

This is an orange wine.  It is a reference to the fact that this wine is fermented with skin contact and not a direct reference to the color.  The exact hue may vary from fairly pale to a deep amber.

Bucce means skins, as in macerated on the skins / macerato sulle bucce. This macerato / orange wine is very drinky: sour Mirabelle plums, sea salt, and dried white flowers float on bass notes of coastal wild rosemary and myrtle, i.e. macchia mediterranea. Cozze anyone?


Cardedu Description

Sergio Loi is a 4th generation traditional Sardinian producer, whose family winery from the early 900s has always practiced no chemical farming and minimum intervention in the cellar. The Cardedu [car-DAY-do] vineyards are located on the island’s sparsely populated Southeast, on crumbling granite soils near the coast, and schist in the ragged-dry hills and cliffs around Jerzu.

Vermentino and Nasco are left to ferment on the skins for 2 nights. Cannonau harvest follows a few weeks later; grapes are quickly pressed after only a few hours on the skins. The two tanks are blended and left to mature in cavernous cement tanks for a minimum of 6 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Customers Viewing This Page Might Also Like These Items
Sign up for our Newsletter
Sign Up