Girò

Red Wine DOC

Fine grape variety and of great potential, especially for the production of dessert wine or sipping wine. Probably its origins  date back to the Spanish rule, when it was introduced in Campidano di Cagliari. Girò have been most popular during the rule of the Piedmont in 1700 and was in danger of disappearing because of phylloxera in the second half of the 800. In fact, as we have said in other posts, with the destruction of most of the vineyards due to this parasite, many producers preferred replace Girò with more productive and less difficult grape varieties. Its cultivation is now restricted to limited areas located mainly in the south of the island; it prefers calcareous-clayey terrains, deep, cool, and dry; warm and dry climate. It has been recognized of the Denomination of Controlled Origin(DOC) in 1979, arousing new interest and experiencing a period of great fame, as it is one of the few Italian liqueur wines that you can liken to the well-known Spanish Wines Port and Madeira. Characterized by an intense ruby red color and elegant aromas reminiscent of cherries jam, caramel and quince. It is full-bodied, soft and velvety. His balance and finesse can be attributed to the sweetness and the pleasant feeling of warmth that you perceive.

You can pair the Girò di Cagliari Doc with desserts, in particular is great with pastry made ​​with almonds, tart with red fruit or dried fruit and mature pecorino cheese(see post). It has to be served with a medium size wineglass tulip-shaped(as for Cabernet wine), at a temperature of 10-12 ° C. You can pair the Liqueur type, be it sweet or dry, with baked pastries and tarts with jam. We recommended a small size wineglass tulip-shaped(as for Port wine); the ideal temperature is between 12 and 14 ° C.

DOC Girò di Cagliari

Grape: Min. 95% Girò, max. 5% other suitable grapes of Sardinian cultivation

Area of production: All the Municipalities of the Province of Cagliari and some Municipalities of the Province of Oristano

Wine Yeld: Max. 60%

Alcoholic Content: Min. 14,5° of which 2,5° to be developed

Tipe: Dry 14.0°, 0.5° of which to be developed; Fortified wine 17.5°, 2.5° of which to be developed; Dry fortified wine 17.5°, 1.0° of which to be developed; Fortified wine Reserve

Ageing: Min. 2 years and at least one in barrels for Reserve typology

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