Lorenzo Pusole, Cannonau di Sardegna DOC

Lorenzo Pusole, Cannonau di Sardegna DOC

Regular price €27.00
/
Tax included.
Our first from Sardinia: a young, fruity Cannonau – also known as Grenache – with intense aromas of wild strawberries, blackberries, redcurrant and pomegranate, underlying scents of myrtle, aloe and geranium and subtle balsamic hints of eucalyptus and liquorice. It's full-bodied and smooth, with velvety tannins, a lively acidity and a long-lasting finish.

The family-owned artisan winery Pusole in eastern Sardinia is situated in the Ogliastra region whose varied terrain stretches from beautiful seaside to mountains over 1,100 metres high.

Here, for four generations, the Pusole family has cultivated its land, producing wine, corn and olive oil, in addition to breeding razza sarda, a local species of semi-wild pigs. Today the family business is run by siblings Loredana, Lorenzo and Roberto. In their vineyards they cultivate only Cannonau, the traditional variety of the region, using traditional and natural farming methods, with no use of herbicides and pesticides, no irrigation and no use of chemical products. The soils are worked often and weeds controlled by inviting herds of sheep into the vineyards. Respect for nature is a key idea at Pusole.Ploughing at Pusole

As Cannonau is a rather vigorous grape variety in terms of fruit production, the grapes are thinned in pre-summer to leave approximately 1-1½ kilos of grapes per plant. In the cellars the aim is to preserve the true character of the wines as shaped by the soil and the vintage. Only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation, and temperatures are controlled exclusively by airing the must. The ultimate aim at Pusole is to develop single vineyard expressions of Cannonau, reflecting the diversity of each different parcel of vines, including one tiny parcel of vines more than eighty years old.

Wine colourRed wine
CountryItaly
AppellationSardegna
Vintage2017
Grape variety100% Cannonau (Grenache)
Alcohol14.5%
Bottle size75cl

One of the effects of COVID-19 is increased business for online businesses and courier companies, and this has led to delays despite everyone's best efforts.

PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME: UP TO FIVE WORKING DAYS for deliveries, though many arrive sooner than this.

We recommend that, for instance, you order as early as possible in the week if you are choosing wine for the weekend.

Any delays are likely to be more significant in more densely populated areas of the country.

Online delivery charges and times

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

(please NB delivery of 'offline' orders, those placed by telephone or personal visit, is also charged at €15 for purchases of less than €150, and is free of charge for purchases of €150 or more)

Orders received by midday Monday to Thursday are dispatched that day or the next day.

Orders received by noon on a Friday are dispatched that day or on the following Monday.

Online orders

Our online orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles. 

Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to meet your requested deadline, or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.

Eircodes please

The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours. This may mean that a work address is a better choice than a home address, as each delivery of our lovely wine needs to be signed for. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.

Phone numbers please

Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.

Track your order

When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.

Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, please get in touch for availability and rates. Unfortunately, we do not send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost.

Returns

Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.