Italian White Wine

Vernaccia

Vernaccia

Vernaccia sardinian wine

According to legend, Sardinia’s Vernaccia Italian white wine originates in the tears of Santa Giusta, the patron saint of the town of Oristano. When they fell from the sky, each drop caused grapevines used in Vernaccia wine to grow and clusters of grapes to appear.

This is the mythic origin of this Vernaccia, a truly great wine that brings both pride and honor to to its origins. This ancient grape variety was probably brought to the island by the Phoenicians. The name is a shortening of the Latin expression “uva vernacular” that the Romans utilized to indicate “local” varietals. The unique characteristics of Vernaccia stem the process of oxidation in oak barrels for three or more years. Production rules, laid down in 1971 and updated in 2001 and 2011, define the areas in which it can be produced inside the province.

Vernaccia wine is yellow-gold in colour, with amber reflexes and a delicate bouquet with hints of almond flowers. It is refined to the palate, warm with a tinge of almonds. Its alcohol content rests at 15%-16%, and includes Vernaccia Superiore, Riserva, Liquoroso and Secco variations.

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