The Atha Ruja winery represents a rich tradition of wine and wine making that spans back two generations in time. Pietro Pittalis and Anita Salis, have made, by shared passion and choice, their dream become a reality. The winery focuses on producing high-quality wines from three grapes that are typical of Sardinia: Cannonau di Sardegna (Grenache), Carignano and Bovale Sardo.
Their viticultural practices are based on quality cultivation principles; short pruning, leaf-stripping and selective thinning all limit production and improve the characteristics of the grapes. The grapes are grown without the use of pesticides and the vines are managed according to biodynamic principles. The vineyard is treated as a small ecosystem.
The wine pours a ruby red color and hits you with the smells of the Mediterranean; rosemary, hints of red fruit, fresh berries, cherries and myrtle all perfectly intertwined with an earthy minerality. The texture is velvety and the finish is long. This is a great food wine.
Pair it With:
We love Cannonau with dishes that are typical of Sardinia - particularly roasts, game meats, pasta dishes and aged cheeses. The wine’s acidity, structured tannin and complex fruit and spice flavors make it an absolute dream alongside a ribeye steak, or any cut that has a little bit of fat to it.
100% Cannonau di Sardegna (Grenache)
24 months in French barriques followed by 6 months in bottle.