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Pala – Essentija Bovale

Italy
Sardinia
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins Italy > Sardinia

Appellation Isola dei Nuraghi

Varietal Bovale

Cepage 100% Bovale

Winemaking 8-10 day maceration before fermentation in stainless steel vats

Aging 4 mo cement, 2 yrs new French oak, 2 mo tank

Alcohol Content 14.0 %

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The Character

Tasting Notes Deep, intense ruby red colour with light garnet reflections, very clear. Intense persistent aroma with prevailing notes of ripe fruit, mainly plum. Dry and soft taste with a good structure, smooth and enveloping.

Overall Intense & mature

Mouthfeel Structured & ripe

Aromas Ripe plums and red cherries and dried roses

Pairings Game birds, roast & braised meats, mature non-spicy cheeses

Sustainability Certified Organic t, Certified Sustainable t, Vegan t

The Story

Essentija (pronounce as essential without final l) is essentially A Bovale (sardo). That’s why we gave this name to the wine. We’ve been the pioneers of this varietal that was about to be abandoned in the central western coast of Sardinia were is usually planted in white sands very close lo the beach in old pre-phylloxera vines (ungrafted).
The Uras and San Nicolo d’Arcidano vineyards after six meters of white sands have a bottom of volcanic soil.

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About Pala

Brand Story

The Pala family began their adventure with wine in 1950 amongst the rolling, vine-covered hills of Serdiana, an idyllic village located in southern Sardinia. With mild winters and warm, dry summers, this part of Italy's second largest island is ideal for grape growing, with the traditional varietals finding a special home here. Under the guidance of Mario Pala as of 1995, the winery continues to be family-owned. The value of tradition and the innovation of modern techniques are both incorporated into the winemaking process at Pala. Pala owns six different vineyard areas with a total of 68 hectares currently under vine. Each vineyard is planted with varietals that are chosen according to the microclimate and soil type of the individual site. Pala practices organic farming in the vineyards


Brand Story

The Pala family began their adventure with wine in 1950 amongst the rolling, vine-covered hills of Serdiana, an idyllic village located in southern Sardinia. With mild winters and warm, dry summers, this part of Italy's second largest island is ideal for grape growing, with the traditional varietals finding a special home here. Under the guidance of Mario Pala as of 1995, the winery continues to be family-owned. The value of tradition and the innovation of modern techniques are both incorporated into the winemaking process at Pala. Pala owns six different vineyard areas with a total of 68 hectares currently under vine. Each vineyard is planted with varietals that are chosen according to the microclimate and soil type of the individual site. Pala practices organic farming in the vineyards

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