Cavaliere Sardo (Sardinian Knight) is made from 100% Bovale, and is a red grape variety grown widely on the island of Sardinia and in Spain. It has a large number of synonyms throughout Spain and the Mediterranean region indicating it is an old and widely grown variety. Its origins are unknown, but literary texts that mention the variety date back to the1300s making it one of the of the oldest varieties in Sardinia.
This wine experiences a 15 day long maceration to ensure good color and tannin extraction followed by 12 months in French barrique and finally refined in large steel vats for another 8 months before bottling. Suggested pairings include: pork chops, cured meats, ham, pizza, pasta, roasted vegetables, smoked gouda, and parmesan.
Mogoro was founded in 1956 and prides itself on using unique varietals that are strongly linked to the traditions of Sardinia.