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Turriga (Italy)

Turriga is a prize winning Sardinian wine.

It is a blend of 85% Cannonau, 5% Bovale Sardo, 5% Malvasia Nera, and 5% Carignano.

Typical Flavors


Blackberry
Blackberry
Black Currant
Black Currant
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum

Herbs
Herbs
Violet
Violet
Spices
Spices
Licorice
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Tobacco
Tobacco

Black and Blue Fruit, Wild Berries, and Plum (or Jam) are typical Turriga flavors.

Hints of Violets or Roses, and Herbs (Anise).

Oak added Flavors: Vanilla. Cinnamon. Tobacco.

Profile

BODYMedium - Full
TANNINSMedium - High
FRUITMedium - Plus
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Tapas
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Pizza

Soups
Cassoulets
Chicken
Chicken
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Deer
Game

Turriga is very food friendly. It has good fruit and smooth tannins.

It pairs perfectly with rich Stews, Cassoulets and Marinated Asian.

Cannonau also loves Barbecue and Grilled Meat (Beef. Veal. Pork. Chicken. Game).

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Cured Meat. Pizza.
Stews. Cassoulets. Goulash.
Asian Marinated Dishes.
Indian Chicken Tikka Masala.
Poultry. Roasted Duck with Plum.
Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Lamb. Lamb Shanks.
Braises. Roast. BBQ.
Game with Cherry Sauce.

Strong Cheese:
Pecorino Sardo. Asiago Vecchio (Aged). Parmesan.
Manchego. Aged Cheddar. Baufort. Bagòss. Cantal.

If You Like Turriga

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Merlot (France)
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo (Italy)
Primitivo (Italy)
Ribeira Sacra (Spain)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Italy)
Zinfandel (USA)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Turriga

Turriga is a prize winning Sardinian wine produced by the Argiolas winery.

Argiolas was founded by Antonio Argiolas in 1938, as the first winery of Sardegna to put quality over quantity. Today, the Argiolas family is recognized as Sardinia’s leading producer of wine.

The wine is expensive (min $60 a bottle) but it is worth it.

Sardegna (Sardinia)

Sardegna is best known for vacation and beaches. The capital is Cagliari.

In the wine world, Sardegna is best known for the white Vermentino and the red Cannonau.

This said, Sardegna is a magical place for wine lovers. Their native grapes, cultivated and kept in existence with real earnestness, are now producing some of the most delicate Italian wines.

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