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A Sardinian biodynamic winery, courageous and capable of producing wines with great personality
Region Sardegna (Italia)
Foundation Year 1980
Vineyard hectares 24
Annual production 40.000 bt
Address Tenute Dettori, S.P. 29 Km 10, Località Badde Nigolosu - 07036 Sennori (SS)

The Dettori winery is a small artisanal producer of original and territorial wines near Sennori in Badde Nigolosu, an extraordinary sub-area of Romangia. Alessandro Dettori, owner of the estate, represents the rebirth and redemption of Sardinian viticulture from trends and conventions. A multi-degree graduate and a great supporter of Alex Podolinsky, the guru of biodynamics, he maintains that true wine is nothing more than the purest and most authentic expression of the land, or as Veronelli would say, 'the tenor song towards the sky'. Alessandro does not like to admit that he belongs to a specific philosophy of thought, he does not recognise himself in the denominations and dreams that one day the famous drink of Bacchus will be expressed simply and clearly for its essence, which is the story of a territory. Years of work and scientific studies have done nothing but bring the Dettori estate to a completely free and unconstrained way of thinking, retracing the most ancient origins of its homeland.

The vineyards of the Dettori Estate in Sennori are astonishing for their scenic beauty. The vines are very old (the oldest of the Cannonau vines dates back to 1883) and are trained using the alberello system in rows that form a backdrop to the Gulf of Asinara and are home to the most typical grapes of the area, such as Cannonau, Monica and Pascale. All operations are carried out manually and no chemicals are used in the vineyard. In the Dettori cellars, built under the terrace of the farmhouse, there are only turquoise cement tanks and some steel containers (used only for blending). Spontaneous fermentation is carried out with indigenous yeasts and accompanied by short macerations on the skins. Filtration, clarification and the addition of sulphites are not part of Alessandro's thinking.

Dettori's wines reflect the sunny Mediterranean face of the island. They are decidedly expressive and unique, true and of great character, with a strong alcoholic warmth, designed to be sipped and accompanied by intense dishes, rather than drunk carefree. They smell of berries, sea and earth, and of all the aromatic herbs that characterise the Sardinian Mediterranean scrub; territorial tales that narrate an ancient tradition that continues over time.

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