Vermentino Wine, A True Italian White
Vermentino wine comes from an antique grape variety of Spanish origin. This Italian white wine reached Sardinia at the end of the 19th century following a long odyssey that took it across France, Liguria and Corsica before settling on the island. In this arid land, it found ideal conditions for the production of Vermentino di Gallura, the only recognized DOCG wine produced in Sardinian winemaking excellence.
The grapes used in the creation of Vermentino wine cover a territory that includes parts of the provinces of Olbia and Sassari, more precisely under the jurisdiction of the towns of Aggius, Aglientu, Arzachena, Badesi, Berchidda, Bortigiadas, Budoni, Calangianus, Golfo Aranci, Loiri Porto San Paolo, Lungosanto, Luras, Monti, Palu, San Teodoro, Sant’Antonio e Santa Teresa, Telti, Tempio Pausania, Trinità d’Agultu and Viddalba.
Vermentino wine is fragrant and structured. It is straw yellow in color, with stem-green reflexes, as well as a subtle yet intense bouquet. It is soft to the palate with good citrus-like tannins offering a high level of refinement. It is consumed young, usually a couple of years after harvest, and served at 10°-12°C. Vermentino should be left to breath a moment prior to pouring.