Region: Isola dei Nuraghi < Sardegna < Italy Grapes: Vermentino Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Organic farming, limestone/clay soils on a hilly vineyard site located at about 200 meters above sea-level. Hand harvested, de-stemmed, gently crushed and soft-pressed, fermented in stainless steel for 6 months then in bottle on yeasts for 18 months; 500 cases Winemaker: Giovanni Cherchi
We love Giovanni and his wines, having featured his Cagnulari this spring. So we were stoked to get our hands on two 6-packs (that's it -- our importer only got 20!) on this lovely sparkling Vermentino, Sardinia's dominant white grape. Made in the Champagne method, it's classic with an island twist -- there's a hint of salt in the finish that reminds you of the beautiful place from which this wine hails. Perfect forapertivohour with salty snacks.