Azienda Agricola Livesi was born in Sardinia in the locality of "Badumela," at the foot of the "Monti di Deu" plateau in the municipality of Calangianus, sinking its roots in ancient lands, inhabited since prehistoric times and always devoted to the cultivation of grapes.
The vineyards currently of an area of about one hectare in fact, stand not far from the Tomb of the Giants of "Pascaredda" in the heart of Gallura and have belonged to the family for more than a century.
Giuseppe began amateur wine making in the 1988 due to the sudden disappearance of the maternal aunt and uncle who had been taking care of the family land until in the 2000 decided to replant the vineyard, replacing the old single-vine wooden stake planting with a spurred cordon planting of grapes Nebbiolo by Luras.
In time, awards will also begin to come in, including 1st place in the "Gallura Prize for the year 2006" and 1st place in the "Confraternity of Nebbiolo in 2007."
A passion for winemaking and a connection to family lead to the birth of a new winery in 2019 that recalls in its logo the symbol that already belonged to the great-grandfather to brand cattle.
The Livesi winery produces an Isola dei Nuraghi IGT wine from 100% Nebbiolo grapes: the Frakà.
Frakà's grapes are rigorously hand-picked from a vineyard with low yields and are sent to vinification within a few hours; fermentation always takes place under thermal control along with a series of daily pump-overs.
Maturation takes place in steel containers for about a year, followed by aging in bottles for three months. The result is a wine with a deep ruby red color, with aromas of ripe fruit and spices, a warm, harmonious and rightly tannic taste, long and persistent, and a significant alcohol content of 15% vol.
It is a wine that matures and improves its characteristics over the years, to such an extent that it can also be called an aging wine.
Currently production is limited to only 2,000 bottles of pure nebbiolo, but as early as next fall (2021) they will be joined by barricaded nebbiolo in French oak tonneaux.
A vineyard tasting room will be available soon.