Feudi della Medusa, Sardegna


Francesco and Heide Siclari

Precision and Intensity

Producing highly acclaimed, beautifully balanced wines of great precision and intensity, Feudi della Medusa is located on the southern portion of Sardinia, on an isthmus close to the ancient town of Nora. As one of the island’s leading wineries, the 123-acre estate enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate - arid summers, rainy and windy winters. Francesco Siclari the owner had hired oenologists Donato Lanati, Attilio Scienza and Francesco Lizio to consult on the planting, farming and winemaking of the estate. Before the vineyards were planted, the viticultural team mapped the terrain and plotted blocks based upon topological and subsurface soil variations. Varieties, clones, rootstocks, spacing and trellising regimes were chosen to match the specific intricacies of the terroir. The soils are primarily composed of ancient terraced alluvial cones from the Pleistocene Age from the break-up of the granite rocks and sandy deposits with rounded pebbles that came from Paleolithic riverbeds. Indigenous and international varieties are planted such as White Sardinian Malvasia, Vermentino, Nasco, and Chardonnay. In addition, red Sardinian Bovale, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Carignano are also planted. The winery also farms an additional 49 acres of vineyards in the districts of Usini and Ierzu ideal for indigenous varieties including bush-trained Cannonau and the rare Cagnulari grape.