The estate was founded in 1949 by Alberto Loi and is situated at Ogliastra in eastern Sardinia, famed for its production of Cannonau wines. Today the business is run by Alberto's children who look after 50 hectares of mainly Cannonau vines alongside some Monica. The soils are granitic and mineral-rich and the climate is sunny with cooling sea breezes and little rainfall. The winery itself is state of the art having been completely renovated in 1990 and the wines are aged in Slovenian oak casks and French oak barriques. 'Sa Mola' is 100% Cannonau from the estate's youngest vines and is a warm and floral red with firm tannins.
A ruby red in the glass with an intense and fragrant bouquet of plums and blackberries. On the palate, rich and aromatic with notes of spice and woody herbs. The finish is short but concentrated. Drink with spaghetti Bolognese, grilled radicchio with garlic and balsamic vinegar or 'Maccu' - a traditional island dish of broad beans served with roasted tomatoes, fried peppers and chicory and served as a thick soup.