Gorgeous Grenache From Teularju


We don't think it's an overstatement to say that Teularju is going to do the same for Italy’s Mamoiada as Comando-G did for Spain’s Gredos: highlight world-class, high elevation Grenache on granite soil like no one before them.

Mamoiada is a little-known village in the heart of Sardinia with a population of 2,500. It's where Franceso and Rosa Sedilesu, alongside their children (who all work at the winery), decided to plant vines in 2017. They put down 8 hectares of bush trained Grenache–locally known as Cannonou. 

The vineyard is organically farmed, surrounded by forests, on granitic soils reaching a cooling 736 meters in elevation–showing strongly in the final wines. Its wooded perimeter and extreme elevation clears out any of the island’s famous heat by night. This unique combination of Sardinia’s sun with granite, elevation and intentional farming creates some of the best (new) Grenache we’ve tasted in years. 

It’s simple, quiet work in the cellar here. All the wines undergo native fermentations, gentle pressing off the skins after ~12 days and elevage in large neutral 50HL oak for about a year. They use partial whole cluster, the amount depending on the cuvee which is divided by Ghiradas, i.e. parcels, each with their own exposition and elevation.

In the bottle, the wines are lithe without being shy in a way that only the best Grenache can be. They’re aromatically floral and herbaceous with luscious layers of exotic red fruit on the palate.

The Grenache reflects the mountain air and kiss of granite. If you can’t tell, we adore these wines and cannot recommend them enough.