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Piras, Vermentino di Gallura

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Piras, Vermentino di Gallura

Vermentino di Gallura DOCG Piras is the purest expression of Cantina Gallura’s Vermentino. It is obtained from a selection of Vermentino grapes and soft pressing, with a very short refinement in steel to enhance the original aromas of the vine.

Appellation: Vermentino di Gallura DOCG

Type: White, dry.

Varietal: 100% Vermentino.

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Bright yellow with light green tinges.
Bouquet: Intense, fruity, flowery, ample and lingering.
Taste: Dry, balanced, fresh, long pleasant finish on the palate, fine, with fruity notes.
Alcohol: 12.5%.
Serving Suggestion: Serve at a 9-12°C (48-54°F) in a tall, fairly wide goblet.
Food Pairing: Raw shellfish, hot starters, light first courses with seafood condiments, shellfish, grilled fish, delicate meats.

Vinyard Notes:
Production area: Valley of San Leonardo in the countryside of Luras, Calangianus.
Elevation: Around 300 meters (1,000 feet) a.s.l.
Exposure: Western and southwestern.
Soil: Granite soils of limited depth, rich in skeleton consisting of coarse granite sand, loose, and it is poor in nutrients, and has very low water retention.
Training System: Guyot.
Climate: Mediterranean, average rainfall rates in Spring and Autumn, long, hot and windy summers, considerable temperature excursions.  

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest:  Traditional, by hand, at the end of September.
Vinification: Ripe grapes are softly pressed and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: A short refinement in stainless steel tanks before bottling.