REGION Romangia

As generations-long custodians of the identity of Romangia, the Dettori family has produced wine since the 19th century. Alessandro Dettori became the first winemaker in Sardinia to re-focus attention on the winegrowing district of Romangia and the clones/biotypes of ancient vines, such as Retagliadu Nieddu (the historic Cannonau of Sorso-Sennori). Since 2003, respect for the land and tradition has led the family to adopt biodynamic agriculture in all its vineyards and a production philosophy based on observing the vineyards and the wines. Each Dettori wine hails from a single vineyard and is enhanced through vinification conducted exclusively in concrete tanks in a totally natural way, without the addition of sulfites, yeasts, oak, animal products, or any other additives and adjuvants permitted in winemaking.

The depth of Chimbanta is unfathomable: dark in color, it invites exploration. It is linear yet broad, with a dense tapestry of fruity aromas of plum and myrtle interwoven on the nose. The palate is like shot silk: thrilling, powerful, caressed by gentle yet mighty tannins. A very long finish, fragrance filling the empty glass for hours. 100% Monica di Sorso grapes yield the powerful flavor of the Mediterranean.

This is the Chimbanta: a powerful taste of the Mediterranean.

Name: in the Sardinian language Chimbanta means fifty, born to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Paul. A Kent’Annos.


100% Monica


Alessandro Dettori




Grapes are harvested by hand and quality-selected on a sorting table, then de-stemmed but not pressed. Maceration lasts 2-10 days in open concrete vats, without using starters or sulfites. Racking is always done by hand to protect the skin. The must continues its journey in small concrete tanks until bottling. Wines are not filtered, but clarified by means of natural gravity-settling, and the cold winter temperatures in the cellar help stabilize the wine. No additives of any kind are used at any point in the production process. Suitable for vegans.

LOCATION OF VINEYARDS Cru of Badde Nigolosu in the Sorso Sennori part of Romangia

VINE TRAINING Low-bush alberello, at a density of 5,000 vines per hectare


AGING Aged in concrete and glass bottle