An Interview with Jankara Winery
What is the history of the land you are on? What was it used for before your winery owned it or did someone else own it previously?
The land used to be used by shepherds to graze sheep.
What clones and selections are used?
We have three different clones of Vermentino planted in Gallura.
Where does the water sources for the vineyard(s) come from?
We have a well.
What trellising systems does the winery use? Why do you prefer that system?
For Vermentino, we use Guyot, and for our reds, we use spurred cordon mostly.
What are the different soil types from each of the vineyard sites? What do these soils do for your wines?
All of our vineyards are planted in granite soils.
Do any of your vineyards have names? If so, is there a story behind those names?
No, they do not have specific names.
If you have large vineyards, do you only use a portion of the vineyard to produce specific wines? How did you choose what portions to use?
In Mamoiada only a specific part of the vineyard is used for our Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 755mt.
The Jankara Winery & Winemaking Process
What makes your winery different from others in the region? In Italy?
We are dedicated to absolute quality and everything is done by hand in the winery.
What is the winery’s long-term plans regarding production levels, vineyard replanting, style of winemaking, consumer targets, etc.
We are increasing our production from 33,000 bottles to hopefully 70,000 bottles over the next 2 years.
What vintage had the most challenges and what were those challenges? How did you overcome them?
The two most difficult vintages were 2012 and 2018, both were cooler, rainier vintages. We had to work very hard to ensure the quality level that we wanted in our grapes. Mostly we had to reduce production and yields to ensure the perfect ripeness of the grapes.
What cooperage does the winery use?
Our barrels are mostly French, barriques and Tonnaux.
Is there a philosophy around cooperage?
We age our reds for 12 months in barrel and prefer to use second passage and beyond, we are not a fan of new oak, it tends to be too aggressive.
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