Giuseppe Gabbas has 20Ha under vine in the Nuoro region the island and focuses upon the Cannonau and Vermentino varietals. In the late 1990s Giuseppe replanted some of the vineyards and invested in a brand-new winery so that wines could be estate bottled.
Lillove is sourced from 100% Cannonau (a varietal with similarities to Grenache) grown on deep granite soils which force roots deep into the ground to seek moisture in what is a hot, dry, sometimes drought ridden climate.
Grapes are macerated for an extra long period of 30 days to extract colour and phenolic flavour profile.
This is a fresh, juicy red showing notes of red berry fruit and soft earthy tones on the nose. Soft tannins and a long finish with spicy and floral nuances. Very representative of the grape and terroir.
Pair with red meat dishes, roast pork, charcuterie.