Raìca Vermentino di Gallura 2017
Cinzia and Eugenio describe this wine as “later harvested,” giving 10% of the mass contact with the skins for 14 days to impart a touch of color.
Appellation: Vermentino di Gallura DOCG
Tasting Notes: Look for a fuller body with notes of ripe apricot, yellow apple, acacia, and thyme with a saline/mineral finish.
Food Pairing: Seafood, risotto al pescatore, a local specialty, and lighter meat dishes such as lamb or veal.
Vineyard: Located in Colli del Limbara, Gallura, Sardegna. This area surrounds the highest peak of Gallura at 1326 meters in a northeast-exposed vineyard at 550 meters. The gray and pink granite soils are well known for their most mineral expression of Vermentino. The strong maestrale wind moderates the summer heat and reduces humidity in the vineyard. The vineyard is biodynamically farmed.
Harvest: By hand
Vinification: This spontaneously fermented bianco sees two months in used barrique before transitioning to stainless steel vats until bottling in June/July. Very low in sulfur.
Unfined + Unfiltered
Total Sulphites: 48 mg/L