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Vermentino di Sardegna D.O.C.

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Grape variety: 100% Vermentino. The most popular white grape variety in Sardinia, tends to produce finer wines in fresh areas close to the sea. Here it finds the perfect distributional area to best express its features and give likewise local wines.

Soil: Medium textured, tending to sandy.

Vineyard size: 10 ha

Training system: Espalier, Guyot.

Fertilizers: Natural organic, green manuring every other year.

Plant protection products: Traditional; sulphur and copper.

Weeding: Only mechanical.

Fermentation: Fermentation off skins. The clear must ferments at a controlled temperature around 15 °C for about 20 days.

Ageing: It ages for one month on its fine lees, gaining more aromatic intensity and structure. Refining continues only in stainless steel tanks until bottling.

Description: Bright straw yellow colour, with fruity and floral aromas on the nose; dry, smooth and fresh on the palate. The wine has a good body but especially a good acidity that makes it a pleasant and easy drinking wine.

Alcohol content: 13,5% vol

Food matching: As aperitif, with seafood hors d’oeuvres and grilled fish.

Serving temperature: 8-10 °C