Carignano is another indigenous grape variety linked to the history of the Spanish conquests of the island of nuraghi. Its herbaceous, warm, fruity, and persistent fragrance beautifully binds with the strong notes of bovale. Perdixi has a deep, dark ruby red color, and aromas reminiscent of small dark berries, blackberry, cherry, and ripe red fruit with hints of Mediterranean scrub herbs. The mouthfeel is warm, rich, broad, and full-bodied, with a good tannic texture and moderate acidity.
The terroir of the Anfiteatro vineyard (where our Bovale vines grow) features deep, well-drained clay south-facing soils that are exposed to light winds, while the Ruina Figu vineyard (home to our Carignano grapes) presents limestone soils with a loamy-clay texture. Both of these, with varying nuances, bring complexity and structure to the wine.
Perdixi is vinified naturally, using neither enzymes nor selected yeasts, in keeping with the principles of our BioIntegrale methodology. It ages 80% in tonneaux and 20% in barriques, for 12 to 15 months depending on the vintage, and has an aging capacity of over 10 years.