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Panevino

Wine producer // 
Gianfranco Manca
District // 
Sardegna

Panevino or 'Bread and Wine" was so-called after Gian Franco Manca's years as a bakery owner which he took over from his uncle. Along with the bakery, Gian Franco inherited some very old vines that boasted over 30 varieties and that had incredibly all survived despite decades of being forgotten. The majority variety was Cannonau. He started about bringing the vines back to life, along with planting some new vines of Monica and Carignano del Sulcis in the 80's but only stated vinifiying the grapes for commercial purposes in 2005 in order to iron out any creases. As people change throughout their lives, so Gian Franca observes this with his vines and adjusts the names of his wines according to how they present themselves each year. After fermentation, the wines are aged in barrels of 3+ years for 12 months before bottling.

Wine producer // 
Gianfranco Manca
District // 
Sardegna