Alvas Bianco, AA Panevino 2020

AA Panevino


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Gianfranco Manca started off as a baker and eventually took over his uncle’s bakery. Along with the bakery came plots of land with very old vines which had been neglected for years. He set about rehabilitating the old vines and planted a parcel of new vines of Monica and Carignano del Sulcis, the local strain of the famous grape. Although he started making wine in the mid 80’s it wasn’t until 2005 that he was ready to put a label on it and offer his interpretation to the rest of the world.

Alvas (meaning white) is hazy-amber with a subtle nose of orange flowers, verbena, ricard and apricot skin. The wine smells warm, like bread dough just taken out of the oven. Smooth in the mouth the wine picks up notes of apricot jam, ginger and white pepper (from the lees) as well as tannin and a faint nuttiness from the skin contact. In a word, Alvas is gorgeous.

Producer  Panevino

Origin Nurri, Sardegna, Italy

Grapes  Nuragus, Vermentino, Semidano, Vernaccia, Nasco, Malvasia, Tzakkarredda

Vintage 2020

Alcohol  13% ABV

Style Full body natural white

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvested, macerated in steel tanks, fermented with indigenous yeast. Matured in used barrels. No filtration, no fining and no added sulphur

Notes Organic, Natural