Vermentino Mattariga 2019
The fruit sourced for this wine comes several vineyards averaging 15 to 25 years and planted on chalky soils and red clay, along with olives trees and the Mediterranean scrub. Some of this vines are bush trained in order to resist the strong winds. Vermentino is the beloved variety widely planted in Sardinia. The grapes are hand harvested in small bins of 20 kg during the last week of September. The two weeks long fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks where the wine, after the racking, continues to age for 5 months on the fine lees. The short distance to the sea provides a high tone of minerality along with the classic Mediterranean flavor profile: some herbal notes (rosemary), flowers and dried fruit wrapped around a core of salinity. It’s an island wine and you should enjoy it with friends and a good meal. What about a rich antipasto, cod fish, salads or white meats?