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Vernaccia 'Karmis', Contini
75cl

£15.50

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Key features

Grape VarietyVernaccia

CountryItaly

ABV13.5%

StyleAromatic & Zesty

Vintage2013

RegionSardinia

Description

These are outstanding Sardinian wines with loads of personality, produced in and around Oristano on the Western coast of the island. The Vernaccia 'Karmis' has no relationship to the Tuscan Vernaccia, as the former is a wine made with the variety Vernaccia di Oristano (also the name of the wine) while the latter is Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

'Tyrsos' is a new DOC for the local Vernaccia and Contini is one of its leading producers. The Vermentinos are a perfect example of  islands white, both fresh and characterful. The two Cannonau wines are produced from grapes sourced from Central Sardinia, showing both healthy structure and tannins.

Gentle crushing, fermentation of the juice only (no skins) at a controlled temperature. Part of the wine is matured in casks, part in vetrified tanks together with its yeasts, with periodic battonage.

This brilliant straw yellow cuvee of Vernaccia and Vermentino is delicate but constant on the nose, with both ripe citrus and stone fruit and floral hints of blossom and honeysuckle. The palate is dry, soft and has a certain fullness about it but which is kept in balances with the refreshing ripe fruit flavours.

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