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Cantina del Vermentino, Isola's Cannonau di Sardegna 2018
Vibrant cherry and ripe bramble aromas with subtle notes of violet and spice. More ripe cherry characters on the palate, with fresh strawberry and lightly floral notes, balanced by juicy acidity, soft tannins and just a hint of pepper on the finish.
The Cannonau grapes are sourced from the Gallura region, in the north-eastern tip of Sardinia. The vines are planted in weathered granite soils around 400m above sea level. Typically rain in May and June is followed by a hot summer, and the grapes are harvested towards the end of October. Fermentation takes place on the skins, followed by refining and bottling.
The Cantina del Vermentino-Monti cooperative was established in 1956 and cultivates 500 ha around Olbia and Monti in northeast Sardinia. This is the island�s heartland for quality Vermentino, producing wines of freshness, minerality and depth, as Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, responsible for many of Sardinia�s most notable whites, and the more affordable Vermentino di Sardegna DOC. Vines are planted in weathered granite soils up to 450m altitude. This is also a good source of fresh, juicy Cannonau (aka Grenache) for early drinking.