Shugusucci Panevino 2017
Shugusucci could musically resemble a Japanese word, but in the local Nurri dialect it literally means "dry juice" to indicate the dry year 2017. Sardinian summer.
The source idea that generated it is basically the desire to highlight in a palpable way what has always been supported in an "ethereal" way by Gianfranco, not materially verifiable (because perhaps with wines of different vintages, different vines), or that in wine the main component is the "human energy" and the most pragmatic, technical, material aspects ... such as soil, vines, agronomic conduction, etc. come later, although he himself has great consideration for it.
Gianfranco Manca is the last of the Sardinian vintners. Near to its cellar in the town of Nurri, about 80 km north of Cagliari, its numerous vineyards are planted, some on red soils, others on scists, others on soils composed of quartz and calcar. Its vines are impressive, some have over 100 years old, Gianfranco knows one by one. Its is an ancestral viticulture made of fatigue and risks, carried on with an absolute knowledge of agriculture and a conscience of territorial heritage. No addition of sulphites, no filtration, no intervention; And for this reason its wines are clean, very clean. Gianfranco is a vintner who tries to tell something different with each bottle of wine, always trying to make a unique artwork in every bottle. And everything varies according to nature !!!!