Style: Orange Wine
ABV: 12.5 %
Varietals: Vermentino, Cannonau, Nasco
WHY BE CURIOUS: Sergio Loi is a 4th generation traditional Sardinian producer, whose family winery from the early 1900s 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.
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?
Annual Production: 500 cases