Olbia, Sardegna - Italia

fiore del sasso

Vermentino di Gallura D.O.C.G. Superiore

Vintage:

2019

Tasting notes:

The wine has a bright yellow colour with golden hints. Touch of citrus fruits and Mediterranean maquis on the nose.
On the palate is centred thanks to a slight tannic presence, full-bodied and vertical, with a lovely almond finish.

Grape variety:

100% Vermentino

Harvest of the grapes:

Manual harvest in the second week of September

Soil:

Granite decay

Food pairings:

Salted fish, pasta and rice dishes with shellfish, grilled fish, fresh cheeses.

The name of our Vermentino di Gallura DOCG Superiore is inspired by a verse by the poet Umberto Saba. "The flower of the stone” (Il fiore del sasso), in English Orpine, is a very delicate but strong flower which grows on stone, where no other flower takes root. We find it in abundance on the granite rocks of our vineyards, where it blooms in summer. X

“Contovello” da Mediterranee

Umberto Saba

Vinification and ageing:

The must obtained from a soft pressing of the grapes ferments in steel at a temperature of 16ºC for about 20 days. When the alcoholic fermentation is complete, a part of the resulting wine is aged in steel with frequent batonnages of its fine lees and another small part, around 20%, is aged in new, small, French oak barrels, also undergoing repeated batonnage. After 8 months of aging the two masses are blended, clarified, filtered and bottled. The wine ages for a further month in the bottle before releasing.

Vineyards:

‘Espalier’ System
In the locality of Enas, the existing vineyards are trained in the spalliera system: espalier (or vertical trellis). Here, the cultivation of soil, vines and grapes has been converted to entirely organic methods of production with the utmost respect for the land and the environment. The training method favours the processing of the soil and the ventilation of the grapes, and is in harmony with the surrounding landscape: a natural amphitheatre overlooking the Gulf of Olbia, consisting of hills planted with vines, green pastures, olive groves and cork oaks.

Terroir

A sea like few in the world, super fine sand, granite rocks everywhere, endless cork trees, fragrant Mediterranean maquis. This is the Gallura region and Vermentino is its offspring.