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Canayli, Vermentino di Gallura Superiore

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Canayli, Vermentino di Gallura Superiore

Though it is found throughout Sardinia, Vermentino from Gallura has a unique quality due to the microclimatic conditions and the character of the terrain, which features a thin, poor substratum of granitic material rich in skeleton. This terroir along with hand selection of very ripe grapes give this Superiore its unique and full aromas and a balanced, slightly higher alcohol level, than the Normale.

Appellation: Vermentino di Gallura DOCG Superiore

Type: White, dry

Varietal: 100% Vermentino.

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Bright straw yellow with golden tinges.
Bouquet: Big, intense, with nuances of grape and exotic fruit, and hints of green pepper (capsicum).
Taste: Dry, full, warm, with good firmness of flavour and texture, characteristic, well balanced, harmonious, good structure, especially delicate, elegant, with a pleasing slightly bitter finish.
Alcohol: 13.5%.
Serving suggestions: Serving temperature 10-12 °C (48-54°F) in a tall, fairly wide goblet.
Food Paring: Light first courses, seafood risotto, grilled or stewed fish, mild PDO 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 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: The slightly overripe grapes are softly pressed and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: In the cellar, 4-6 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling.