This small cantina is located in the village of Meana Sardo, right in the heart of the Sardegna “Mandrolisai”, a terroir with an ancient tradition of autochthonous vineyards. Being the vineyard on the mountains rather than up hills, the schist composition of the soil gives the wine a peculiar rich taste.
Cantina Meana produces three typical wine blends:
Parèda - Isola dei Nuraghi IGT Organic
An Organic certified Typical Geographical Indication red wine, obtained from typical native vines from Mandrolisai (mid Sardegna) area. Silver Medal at Grenaches du Monde 2017 international competition, it is an intense ruby red wine with light garnet nuances having a intense and captivating scent with red fruit, marasca cherry and plum scents standing out. It has a dry, savory, round body and matches perfectly with red meat and with simple and delicate plates. Vol. 14-15%.
Parèda – Mandrolisai DOC
Designation of Origin red wine, it is obtained from a blend of Sardinian Bovale, Cannonau, Monica and ancient red berry grapes from Mandrolisai area. A wine having an intense ruby red color with light grainy reflexes visible through aging, having a characteristic scent featuring tertiary and spicy nuances, with a predominance of cinnamon and vanilla. Great structure, harmonious and balanced, it matches with complex and full-bodied dishes such as roasted meat and seasoned cheeses. Vol. 13,5-14,5%.
Parèda - Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
A Typical Geographic Indication red wine, obtained from autochthonous vines in variable percentages. Intense ruby red wine with scent from the vines it comes from, intense and persistent, with delicate red berry fruits nuances. Dry savory flavor, in an elegant overall harmony. Fruity notes make it extremely pleasant to taste. Ideal with well-seasoned first courses, seasoned cheeses and red meats. It’s also perfectly paired with simple and delicate dishes. Vol. 14-15% .
Cantina Meana, Terra del Mandrolisai
Antonella Corda boutique winery was born from Antonella’s passion for land and wine and combines the centuries-old family tradition in viticulture with innovation and environmental care. The winery is nestled between the sinuous hills of Serdiana, a few kilometers from Cagliari. The characteristics of the land (sandy, clayey and loamy with a strong calcium presence), the abundance of water and the mild climate give the wines of the Antonella Corda winery unique characteristics: wines produced from high quality, genuine and refined native vineyards to conquer even the most demanding markets.
The Antonella Corda farm produces three precious Sardinian wines:
Vermentino di Sardegna DOC
Designation of Origin white wine, fragrant and intense, harkens Mediterranean garden essences: orange, grapefruit, lemon blossoms, sage, and capers. Tingling acidity brightens its warmer, softer tones. Pairs well with fish and crustacean first courses. Excellent as aperitif with salted caper hors d’oeuvres. Vol. 13,5%
Nuragus di Cagliari DOC
Designation of Origin white wine, expresses Sardinia’s two faces: land and sea. Bouquet features autumn fruits of apple and pear, with a dash of salty sea air. A fresh, balanced wine distinguished by characteristic flavor. Goes well with raw seafood, especially oysters. Vol. 12,5%
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Designation of Origin red wine, with a charateristic scent of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, rose and a delicate spicy note of white pepper. The varietal aromas remains intact thanks to the use of delicate macerations and of non-toasted barrels. The freshness harmonizes with the warm notes and the exceptional soft tannins. Vol. 14%
Azienda Agricola Antonella Corda
Argei - Le Fattorie Renolia is a farm, an oil mill, a cellar and a laboratory that produces oil, wine and seasonings using natural local raw materials. The production, in full harmony with the environment, combines the human know how with the more efficient and eco-compatible production methods, giving products rich in taste and nutritional properties.
Argei wine is deeply linked to the terroir of its vineyards, valleys and hills, where time stands still. The grapes from autochthon vineyards are transformed in the Gergei cellars. Here the wine can rest, gently cradled in oak casks and in terracotta amphora.
Argei - Le Fattorie Renolia produces “1/4”, a new way of drinking wine. Its quarter-of-a-liter capacity is perfect for lunch time, so you can always enjoy a tasteful sip of your favorite wine as freshly uncorked:
1/4 Sardinian DOC Cannonau
Deep ruby red wine with fine fruitiness and good freshness. It tastes harmonious, dry and slightly tannic and pairs well with meat dishes. Excellent with traditional Sardinian dishes, as baked suckling pig, tagliolini with pecorino cheese and dried tomatoes. Vol. 14%
1/4 Sardinian DOC Vermentino
Straw yellow wine, fresh and fruity with delicate hints of yellow fruit like apricots, plums and citrus peels. It pairs well with fish based dishes and cheeses. Vol. 14%
Argei - Le Fattorie Renolia
Famiglia Orro is a small family run farm located in Tramatza, a small village in the province of Oristano, central-west Sardinia. The farm produces wine, olives and vegetables typical of the area in respect of sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. All productions are processed directly on site in the Famiglia Orro cellar and laboratory combining tradition and innovation.
Famiglia Orro wines comes only from native vineyards and are produced respecting ancient traditional tecniques.
Famiglia Orro produces a selection of wines made from the autochthone ‘Vernaccia’ grapes:
Crannatza - Vernaccia Valle del Tirso I.G.T.
Wine obtained by Vernaccia grapes, refined in small barrels only partially filled. It’s the perfect partner for sophisticated appetizers such as smoked mullet fillet or blue cheese and traditional handmade almond pastries. Vol. 15-17%
Vernaccia di Oristano - Vernaccia DOC
Vernaccia di Oristano DOC (Controlled designation of origin) is obtained with the respect of the traditional wine making technique. It is left in small, non completely filled barrels under the action of FLOR yeasts, which are also indigenous. Vol. 15-17%
Passentzia - Passito IGT Isola dei Nuraghi
Wine obtained by dried vernaccia raisins. It complements traditional almond pastries as well as seasoned hard cheese. Its name comes from the sardinian “pascenscia” which means “patience”. Vol. 15-17%
Karesia - Valle del Tirso IGT
Wine obtained by Vernaccia di Oristano grapes, refined in cherry wood barrels only partially filled. Ideal with desserts and traditional pastries. The name Karesia comes from the Sardinian word “carèsia” for cherry. Vol. 15-17%
Tzinnigas Valle del Tirso - Vernaccia IGT
This innovative white wine is obtained from Vernaccia variety grapes, skipping the usual oxidation process, typical of Vernaccia di Oristano DOC wine making. Ideal with appetizers, fish and seafood. Vol. 13,5%