VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA
Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Grapes: Vermentino 100%.
Vineyards and training method: "Is Crabilis" (Ussana), low espalier.
Age of the vineyard: 30 years.
Yield: 65 quintals/hectare.
Soil type: Sandy and clayey-calcareous rich in pebbles, medium hill, 150/180 m. above sea level.
Fermentation, Maturation, Ageing: The must obtained by the soft pressing of the grapes after a first clean and the addition of selected yeasts, ferments in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 12°. Having completed fermentation, the wine remains in contact with the fine lees for about three months at the end of which, after cleaning, it is bottled.
Tasting: Intense straw yellow colour with greenish tinges, brilliant. Intense, lingering aroma with vegetable and floral fragrances of maquis and summer fruits. Pleasant nose-palate harmony, warm and full of good depth and perky acidity, balanced.
Matching and service: Seafood in general, shell fish and crustaceans; delicate fish also flavoured with light sauces, dry and liquid soups with not excessively spicy seasonings. Serve at 12° C, uncorking the bottle at the moment of pouring.
TALES FROM THE WINERY
It's been almost ten years since, at Pala, we decided to put together the classic I Fiori with a new Vermentino.
He had to break the mold, to compete with the minerality of the north but have more depth and Mediterranean aroma, being an outsider anyway... and so we thought the name.
Stellato, not only the sky, but as well as those restaurants that respect tradition and daring to innovate and become Stellato, precisely.