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Cantina del Giogantinu, Vermentino di Gallura Superiore

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Cantina del Giogantinu, Vermentino di Gallura Superiore

A Sardinian sequel for the Yachtsman's White

This characterful white is made from Sardinia’s secret weapon ‐ the Vermentino grape ‐ and combines delicate aromas with surprising palate power.  Andrew Jefford MW has christened Vermentino di Gallura “the yachtsman’s white”.  It comes from windswept hillside vineyards behind the glitzy marinas of the Costa Smeralda and is perfectly suited to sun, seafood and lazy afternoons anchored off some azure-blue Mediterranean cove.
 
But you don’t have to be a yachtie to appreciate this, and it doesn’t have to be summer!  We featured an earlier vintage of this wine almost two years ago, and we still think it deserves to be better known.  This 2016 is riper and richer than that 2014, making it easier to appreciate without food.  Close your eyes and dream of surf and sunshine…
 

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This has some similarities to a Chablis in that it’s not hugely aromatic but has a full-bodied and concentrated palate.  And like a Chablis, it shouldn’t be served too cold.  The producer recommends 8 to 10°C but I found it worked better between 10 and 12°C.  Give the pouch 3 or 4 minutes out of the fridge before pouring.  Though not particularly reductive it still improved significantly with air, so if you have a bottle you should aim to decant it.
 
This is very much a food wine rather than an aperitif.  It’s crying out for a fish stew, or similar bold Italian flavours.  Mediterranean-style salads would suit, and so would seafood risotto or paella.  In fact this wine pairs well with most dishes: the subtle aromatics won’t clash with anything while the palate weight allows it to stand up to strongly-flavoured food.  Acidity is good but not high, so avoid anything too sharp.  For real authenticity try it with the local Sardinian speciality, Linguine all’Aragosta (lobster pasta).

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CountryItaly
Region
AppellationVermentino di Gallura Superiore
Grape
Year2016
Producer
Cantina del Giogantinu
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ABV13.5%

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