It is a great pairing of having Sella & Mosca wines at San Francisco’s only Sardinian restaurant-La Ciccia in Noe Valley. Giovanni Pinna, Sella & Mosca winemakers talked about each wine he has made, Sardinian wines and the legacy that Sella & Mosca has contributed to the winemaking tradition of Sardinia. Sella & Mosca also has a very important nursery of grape vines such as Torbato. I am intrigued about this and hope to see and photograph it in the future.
Here are the lovely wines I tasted:
Sella & Mosca Spumante Alchero Torbato 2017
One of the few bottle at the time of this writing of sparkling Torbato. As I understand it will land in the US next year (2019). My first time to taste Torbato; I have yet to taste the dry version of Torbato. A wine with nice straw coloured hue; lemon confit, beeswax, and white flowers. Palate of yellow-green citrus zest, almond and honeycomb. This is a dry sparkling wine.
Sella & Mosca Le Arenarie Alghero 2017
Notes of dried of lemon peel, green apple, and anise; palate of Meyer lemon, hint of almond and tea.
Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2013
A wine that exhibits bright cherry notes, pomegranate, earthen notes and pepper. Palate of cherry confit, mushroom, white pepper and dried herbs.
Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2014
This wine of mountain strawberry, fennel, and mushroom; palate of mountain strawberry, white pepper, tea and Cardamom.
Sella & Mosca Tanca Farra Alghere 2014
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Native Grapes; cassis, black plum, anise, cedar and red floral notes. Palate of red cherry, mountain strawberry, pepper, Tarragon and Cardamom.
Sella & Mosca Marchese di Villamarina Alghero 2013
100% Cabernet Sauvignon; a great capture of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mediterranean. Black cherry, blackberry, forest notes, and suede; Palate of red-black cherry, white pepper, anise, Bay leaf and sage. This wine on looking at pricing is the $50+ range. For a 94 Point wine I think this is an exceptional wine and at a very nice price point.
All of the Sella & Mosca wines are distributed in the United States–fantastic price points for high quality, memorable and imaginative Sardinian wines. Ask your wine merchant to bring in some bottles if they do not carry these wines. I would start with the Sauvignon Blanc (Sella & Mosca Le Arenarie Alghero 2017) and the Cannonau wines as well for a special meal the Sella & Mosca Marchese di Villamarina Alghero are a very nice line up to share with your family and friends.
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