A wine with the characteristics typical of Vernaccia vine: Unlike Vernaccia di Oristano DOC, it perfectly goes with first courses and fish. Delicacy, floral notes and fresh aromas are right in its line.
Appearance: bright straw yellow with golden highlights.
Aroma: floral sensation and delicate white-flesh fruits, slightly enriched by nuances of sweet spice derived from the ripening in oak barriques.
Food Pairing: it goes with dishes typical of the Mediterranean dietary, specifically with fish, white meat, and chicken dishes, vegetables.
Bottle size: 0,75 l
Grape Variety: Vernaccia 85%, Vermentino 15%
Alcohol content: 13%Vol.
Serving temperature: 10 - 12° C
Occasion: Aperitif, Dinner, Party, Brunch, After-Dinner
Allergens: contains sulphites
La cantina della Vernaccia (the wine growers’ cooperative of Vernaccia) is located in the area of Sinis, a place surrounded by beautiful marshlands , tilled lands, luxuriant vegetation, bordered by shores and rocked shaped by winds.
The national and international increase in value of Vernaccia di Oristano is certainly derived from Cantina della Vernaccia established in 1953. Through its establishment, the artisan production – unable to preserve the quality of the product and its organoleptic properties – came to be replaced by a production where the traditional methods is flanked to the use of leading systems and techniques. Essential for the acquisition of new markets.
The cooperative, placed in the district of Oristano, produces not only Vernaccia D.O.C. Riserva, but also other varieties of D.O.C wines, like Vermentino di Sardegna, Cannonau di Sardegna, Monica di Sardegna, and the I.G.T. (Regional Geographic Indication) wines Nieddera and Terresinis, the lattest produced through fermentation of Vernaccia vine inbarriques.
The pedoclimate conditions are related to the characteristics of the soil, derived from the floods of the river Tirso, to the warm summer climate, which favours the ripening of grapes, and generally mild winters, which create the ideal condition for the production of the most fine wines.
DOC Vernaccia di Oristano, cult wine of the Sardinian wine tradition, has an extent of cultivated land of around 400 hectares. It is common in a quite limited area of Bassa Valle del Tirso, in Oristano province, trained with head-training system, and an average yield per hectare of 33 quintal.
It has small clusters, of cylinder- or cylinder-cone-shape. Its grapes are small and round, of golden colour, with a very thin and pruinose skin. It’s juice is particularly sweet. Microclimate and the special geologic composition of Bassa Valle del fiume Tirso alluvial soils give great expression to this wine. Numerous archaeological finds retrieved in the Phoenician town of Tharros, in Sinis peninsula, show the very old origins of this vine. In the 14th century, Queen Eleonora d’Arborea made its cultivation longer and more intense by means of special rules. According to the most reliable hypothesis, the name of this vine has Roman origins, coming from “vernacular” (meaning native grapes), since it was already known during Roman period. The peculiar feature of this wine is represented by the process of refining, carried out by means of flor yeasts. In the international scene, they contribute to place this wine next to Jerez and Montilla-Moriles from Andalusia and Vin Jaune from Jura.
Sardinia is undoubtedly the fatherland of this vine that, together with Cannonau, is the most typical expression of its wine production.
Of Spanish origins, it landed to Sardinia through Corsica and Santa Teresa di Gallura in the 19th century.
It is a vine of precocious maturation. In the hottest areas, it is harvested during the first ten days of September, with excellent adaptability to diverse climates and types of soil, good resistance to severe weather conditions and cryptograms.
During the last fifteen years, Vermentino underwent a constant increase of selling and it seems to be far from crisis.
Its spread all around Sardinia gives expressions, not only to its typical quality and typicality, but also to its wines and their strong and unique identity, that is representative of different production areas. Wines based on Vermentino are generally dry white wines, of straw yellow colour, with intense scents of wild and herbaceous flowers and a hint of yellow peach.
At the moment, Vermentino vine is employed for DOCG “Vermentino di Gallura”, and DOC “Vermentino di Sardegna” and “ Alghero Vermentino frizzante”.
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