In the heart of Sardinia, near Nurri, Gianfranco Manca has created an estate like no other. A baker and winemaker - "pane-vino" - he works in a totally natural way: unique white or red wines, wines of intuition and emotion that are the ever-renewed interpretation of a winemaker in symbiosis with his vines and his grapes. An "artistic" vision of wine.
Panevino, bread and wine: a baker faithful to the Sardinian bread tradition and strong in the art of fermentation, Gianfranco Manca chose to be a winemaker as well. At the end of the 1980s, he took over the family's almost abandoned plots of land, scattered over a variety of soils (clay, schist, limestone) at an altitude of 600/700 metres, where he planted some thirty well-known or forgotten Sardinian grape varieties (often of distant Spanish origin), to which he added non-Sardinian grape varieties. At the end of a long process of approaching his 6 ha of vines, he finally began commercial production in 2005 of vintages that show a radical demand, without any intervention (apart from a little Bordeaux mixture), with partially de-stemmed grapes, vinified in open wooden vats, then aged in barrels. Each year the wines are different - and therefore the names of the cuvées, with rare exceptions such as the white Alvas - unique white or red wines, wines of intuition and emotion which are the ever-renewed interpretation of a winemaker in symbiosis with his vines and grapes. An "artistic" vision of wine.