Vernaccia Ugone III Vermentino Superiore
Bright, yellow straw color with green hues. It has fruity and floral aromas on the nose. This Vermentino is dry, and fresh, with a subtle minerality on the palate. A well-balanced and structured rich wine offering a persistent clean finish.
Vermentino is the celebrated classic white wine of Sardinia. The only DOCG wine of Sardinia –the highest ranking among the 4-tier Italian classification – this grape has been grown for centuries in the northern tip of the island in the Gallura province. Nowadays, it can be found throughout the entire island, though the best remains in Gallura.
Vermentino does not have the sharp, zingy acidity that usually comes to mind when you think of Italian white wines. Don’t be fooled, though; you will certainly encounter a level of refreshing acidity. This variety of Sardinian wine is dry and full-bodied. When you sip a glass, you taste a hint of the sea. Known for a kiss of saltiness, expect some saline minerality and notes of lemon, white flowers, and almonds to land like feathers on your tongue.
Production Zone: Gallura – The most popular white grape varietal in Sardinia expresses itself best in Gallura, providing more complexity and structure in this region.
Wine Process: Short, cold maceration on the skins. Then the clear must is fermented at a controlled temperature of 59° F in stainless steel tanks for about 20 days.
Aging: Weekly bâtonnage (lees stirring) for about a month after fermentation to increase the wine’s complexity, sapidity, and aromatic intensity. Afterward, refinement ends in stainless steel tanks.