Olianas Perdixi I Excellent Acidity, and Dense Tannins

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On the nose, Perdixi displays a blend of dark fruit preserved in alcohol. Lively hints of spices redolent with licorice and vanilla bean, and elegant balsamic nuances perfect the bouquet. 

Excellent acidity, and dense, well-blended tannins.

Bovale 85% - Carignano 15%
Barrel / Bottle
Service temperature
14°- 16°C
James Suckling
/ 100
Gambero Rosso
Doctor Wine
/ 100

History and origins of the Bovale Sardo

At Olianas, the gentle Sardinian breezes gently stroke the Bovale vines, and the warm sun bathes the clusters, ripe and ready for the harvest. This native Sardinian grape variety is a hidden treasure that grows among the hills and plains of Sarcidano. Here, time-honored winemaking traditions and passion meet, creating an unforgettable sensory experience.
The history of Bovale Sardo, or "Muristellu," is closely linked to the history of Sardinia. Bovaleddu is an indigenous grape variety of Spanish origin that adapted well to the characteristics of the Sardinian terroir. Bovale Sardo yields full-bodied, structured wines with soft tannins and a fruity edge that enhances the variety’s distinctive Mediterranean character. It was brought to the island by the Aragonese, when they conquered it in the 1300s. Up until the early 1300s, Sardinia was under the influence of several noble families, of the Republic of Pisa, and of the Genoese Republic. The Aragonese took over at the beginning of the 14th century, and that is when Sardinia first became acquainted with Bovale. Despite the historical kinship between the Sardinian grape and its namesake Spanish variety, recent DNA analyses show that Bovale Sardo retains unique and special organoleptic notes that make it distinctly different from its Spanish ancestor. 
The history of Bovale Sardo is a tale of passion and love for the land and wine and of the everlasting relationship between man and nature. A journey through the flavors and traditions of an enchanted land where time seems to stand still, preserving the charm and magic of a unique and inimitable grape variety.

Characteristics of the Bovale grape: a multi-sensory experience

The scents of ripe red fruit, spices, and balsamic notes blend in surprising harmony, leading the palate to discover intense and persistent flavors, typical of a wine that has won the hearts of wine lovers and experts alike.
Bovale is a versatile grape variety; present in different areas of Sardinia, it finds its highest expression in the soils of Campidano. Here, we make the most of the Bovale variety’s potential using an innovative and sustainable approach to create wines that hold the authentic essence and heritage of Sardinia. 
The cultural legacy of Italy, and Sardinia in particular, is marked by a heartfelt passion for viticulture and enology, and Bovale is a prime example of it. The underlying philosophy of this wine’s production rests on two fundamental pillars: respect for nature and its resources, and a constant quest for excellence. Quality and winemaking techniques have evolved exceptionally over the last decade, and today Bovale is no longer just a blending grape, but a variety that can be enjoyed as a varietal as well.

Perdixi: the exaltation of Bovale and Carignano

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.

Pairing Bovale

Versatile and rich in organoleptic qualities, Bovale is perfect for intriguing and refined gastronomic pairings. It works well with the flavors of Sardinian cuisine, such as roast suckling pig and culurgiones, and with elaborate and international dishes. This typical Sardinian red wine seduces with its intensity and passion, leading one off on a flavorful journey through the countless wonders and nuances of the Bovale grape variety.

Perdixi: how to pair a typical Sardinian red wine

This robust Sardinian red wine pairs wonderfully with intense and persistent flavors. This is why it goes well with red meat, game, and seasoned cheese. Though not particularly suited for fatty, elaborate dishes, it does enhance bold and distinctive foods.