Sobi, Bentu Luna, 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Bentu Luna

Region: Sardegna, Italy

Appellation: Sardegna VdT

Type: Dry red wine, non-sparkling

Vintage: 2019

Date of Tasting: January 2023

Type of viticulture: organic (not certified)

Grapes used: 30% Sardinian Bovale, 35% Cannonau, 20% Monica, 15% Carignano+Barbera.

Vintage Blend: 100% of grapes coming from the 2019 vintage (mix including old and very old vines)

Winemaking details: whole grapes, absolutely no tractor on the vineyard

Aging: Malolactic conversion, 8 months under oak (+ soft batonnage)

Sugar level: low

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Ruby
  • Intensity = Deep

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium+
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + tertiary
  • Aromas = Cherry, blackberry vanilla, earthy notes, violet, thyme, black pepper

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity = Medium+
  • Tannins = Medium+ (ripe and well integrated)
  • Alcohol = High (15%)
  • Body = Medium+
  • Flavour Intensity = Pronounced
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + tertiary
  • Flavour details = Cherry, blackberry vanilla, earthy notes, violet, thyme, black pepper
  • Other =
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 10-12°C for up to 12-15 years
    • Can gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 35 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Top-notch
  • Comparison with same price competition = very good
  • Suitability for Diabetics = suitable (but residual level of sugar not communicated)
  • Service Temperature = around 16°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = lamb, beef plates, stew, rich stew, some asian food, grilled chicken (with spices), grilled meat
  • Comments = If you have the chance (it is a very tiny production) to get your hand on this beautiful and underrated wine, I cannot advice you to buy it. It is the kind of wine that I really like, a prime example of what Sardinian artisan craftsmanship can bring to the world of wine. It has a long and very complex finish.
  • Final Grade = A-

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Great Wine
    • A- = Very Very Good
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale

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