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Slocum & Sons Adds Sardinia’s Surrau Wines

By July 31, 2021Connecticut, Top News

Vigne Surrau Vermentino di Gallura Limizzani DOCG 2020 and Vigne Surrau Cannonau di Sardegna Naracu DOC 2019, new via Slocum & Sons.

Slocum & Sons added two Vigne Surrau wines from Sardinia, Italy’s second-largest island and from its northeast coast, La Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast). Part of one of the most important wine zones, Gallura, it is the only Sardinian DOCG. Gallura means “stony area” and describes the granite-based soils providing a perfect growing area for both white and red wines of character and elegance. Vigne Surrau consists of 149 acres of vineyards in eight different locations across the eastern side of Gallura, primarily planted to Vermentino and Cannonau grapes, as well as Carignano, all using sustainable agriculture and Lotta Integrata, or integrated pest management. The family-owned winery was built around Vermentino and today it accounts for 70% of production. Vigne Surrau Vermentino di Gallura Limizzani DOCG 2020 and Vigne Surrau Cannonau di Sardegna Naracu DOC 2019 are new to Connecticut. Surrau Limizzani, named for the mystical site of ancient Mediterranean civilization, the vintage offers a “spicy, fresh and floral” wine with sweet aromas, salty contrasting minerals and tart fruits. Surrau Naracu, named for the ancient stone edifices unique to Sardinia, is a silky and round wine leading off with “depths of ripe blackberry fruit … as minerals and tannin collects toward the close.”

 

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