Vertical tasting of Marchese di Villamarina for 120 years of Sella&Mosca
A vertical tasting of their iconic wine to celebrate 120 years of Sella&Mosca: the Marchese di Villamarina, a monovarietal Cabernet Sauvignon aged in lightly-toasted new barriques for about 18 months.
The winery was founded in Sardinia by two Piedmontese (who it is named after), then it was taken over by Campari, while today it belongs to Terra Moretti. The mission of the new owners is to focus on the family style and invest in various areas.
Marchese di Villamarina, the vertical
Marchese di Villamarina was first made in 1989 in order to enhance Sardinia’s most classic features: energy, elegance, intense aromas and a fresh palate. We tasted six vintages, starting from the 2014, the latest one released for sale.
2014 is already very balanced, with light vegetal notes and balsamic aromas in marked contrast.
2009 completely different, marked by more herbaceous overtones and a supple and fresh taste, also due to the not overly-hot vintage.
2004 where the first mature notes of spice and incense stand out.
1999 is the vintage that has best stood the test of time: twenty years of floral aromas, leather, walnuts and coffee, with a fragrant, taut, tannic and fresh palate.
1993 stands out for its slight smoky finish.
1989, the very first vintage never before produced: sapid, sound and lively, with liquorice and coffee aromas.
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