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Canayli Vendemmia Tardiva, Vermentino di Gallura

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Canayli Vendemmia Tardiva, Vermentino di Gallura

Canayli Vendemmia Tardiva comes from late-harvested, extra-ripe grapes rich in sugars and aromas. The vineyard sits at 700ft in the heart of Gallura.

Appellation:  Vermentino di Gallura DOCG

Type:  White, late harvest.

Grape Varietal:  100% Vermentino.

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Bright straw yellow with golden tinges..
Bouquet: Wild yellow flowers, fruity with a persistent minerality.
Taste: Fresh, fruity and lush with a persistent minerality and saltyness followed by a balanced and full-bodied finish.
Alcohol: 14.5%.
Serving Suggestions: Serving temperature 10-12 °C (48-54°F) in a tall, fairly wide goblet.
Food Paring: The ultimate wine for delicate fish dishes such as sushi, sashimi, shellfish and crustaceans. Pairs well with light first courses, and even mild to aged Sardinian pecorino cheese.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area:  Valley of San Leonardo in the countryside of Luras, Calangianus, yield 60-70 quintals per hectare.
Elevation: Around 250 meters (700 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, and limeted to three bunches per vine.
Climate: Mediterranean, average rainfall rates in Spring and Autumn, long, hot and windy summers, considerable temperature excursions.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Traditional, by hand in mid-October.
Vinification: The mature grapes are softly pressed and fermented at low temperatures (5 °C) for 72 hours.
Aging: 4-6 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling.