Monteoro Vermentino di Gallura Superiore DOCG

Sella & Mosca

WINEMAKERS

Giovanni Pinna

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
14%

89POINTS

Wine Spectator
WEB 2018

90POINTS

Wine Advocate
DECEMBER 2017
BACKGROUND

A jewel in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a rustic and enchantingly beautiful island with extreme geography and vinous diversity to tempt travelers and wine enthusiasts alike. Mr. Sella and Mr. Mosca fell in love with this land over a century ago and established Sella & Mosca, one of Italy's most renowned wine estates. As Sardinia's foremost wine producer, Sella & Mosca’s premium wines are made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. In addition to native varieties such as Vermentino, Torbato and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The Gallura area and Vermentino, an inseparable pairing that reminds one of magical tales about the great whites. Sella & Mosca cultivates its grapes on the slopes of the south side of Mount Limbara, whose soils are characterized by broken-down granitic rubble and a hot climate, but with excellent temperature variations during the summer. Average age of vines is 18 years.

In the cellar, the grapes are soft-pressed, cold-macerated lightly and then left to ferment for an extended period in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. The wine is aged on the less, in stainless steel for four months.

TASTING NOTES

The resulting white wine is extraordinarily expressive, fresh and delicious. The bright straw yellow color announces captivating aromas, as refined as they are pronounced. Rich in fruited notes, it smoothly progresses to hints of potherbs and berries, flowers and shrubs. In the mouth it begins smoothly but with considerable complexity, enlivened by a brilliant acidity that gives it depth and extension. The mediterranean character is always present and marine notes underlie the taste.

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