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Cannonau, et al. from Panevino in Sardegna.
Gianfranco Manca. Photo by Maya Pedersen.

Profile

In Italian, “Pane e vino” means “bread and wine.” Gianfranco Manca was raised a baker. At an early age he took over his uncle’s bakery, baking the classic Sardinian breads that he learned to make from his mother and aunts. Their bread is still prized in his town and the bakery was a success. Along with the bakery, plots of land with very old vines had somehow remained in the family despite being neglected for years. They were trained in albarello (goblet), the traditional back-braking, low-growing system used on the islands of Italy. While majoritarily Cannonau, over 30 different grapes were planted.

Visits

This visit at Panevino took place in May, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen.

Wines

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ALVAS, THEY CHANGE EVERY YEAR! CUT US SOME SLACK!

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