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THE PRIDE OF A SARDINIAN WINE
The Sulcis area, in the far south west of Sardinia.
A mediterranean climate, with scattered low annual rainfall mainly in autumn and winter months, frequent mistral winds, high summer and spring temperatures, mild autumns and mild or cold and dry winters.
The Vermentino grows on alluvial deposits and cemented aeolian sandstone with clay loam texture, formed during the pleistocene. The soil ph is slightly alkaline, well-structured, with a good level of stony particles, rich in calcium, magne- sium and potassium.
Manual in 20kg crates between the end of August and the beginning of September.
Grapes are chilled at 10 °C before destemming and gentle pressing. The first fractions, the most prized, are cold-decan- ted for 48 hours before fermentation is begun and kept at 15 - 18 °C. The wine is left on the lees for at least 4 months. The wine is bottle aged for at least 1 month before sale.
Bright straw yellow.
Intense with citrus zest, white-fleshed fuit and tropical fruits with balsamic notes from mediterranean shrubs and hints of iodine.
Tasting is energetic and quick-fire yet all-embracing, fresh- ness and saltiness dictate the rhythym and underpin the aro- matic fruity and balsamic hints.
Fish soups, crustaceans, filled pastas, fish dishes, creamy cheeses.
13,5% vol. 7 - 9 °C 750 M
|Italy / Sardegna / Vermentino di Sardegna|
|Southern Italy White|