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Contini, Vernaccia di Oristano Sardegna 2013


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    Vernaccia 100%

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    Piero Cella

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In the almost 120 years that the Contini winery has been in business, it has had one great protagonist: Vernaccia di Oristano, the first wine in Sardinia to be granted controlled designation of origin and the first one from central and southern Italy to be awarded Tre bicchieri by Gambero Rosso. The bouquet is intense and ethereal, like almond blossom. The colour is reminiscent of a warm sunset and the flavour is an explosion of sensations which overwhelms the senses and affords pure moments of pleasure. It loves desserts, has fun with cheeses, and has a soft spot for mullet roe.

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Follows the traditional white winemaking process with soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature. Aged for approximately 10 years in oak and chestnut kegs which are not filled to capacity to allow the characteristic film of yeasts �flor� to form, which gives the wine the unmistakable aromas of Vernaccia di Oristano.

First there was Salvatore, then Attilio, and today Paolo and his nephews, Alessandro and Mauro: the Contini winery has grown and aged, just like its wines, and enjoyed successes that have made it what it is today, thanks to the passion and commitment of no fewer than�four generations. For�120 years,�the Contini estate�has been inspired by a single guiding principle,�Vernaccia di Oristano. Over the years, Vernaccia has been joined by other fine wines: the age-old Nieddera variety, traditional Vermentino and Cannonau wines, successful experiments like Karmis, the Attilio range, and the organic wine Mamaioa. Today the company produces a�complete selection of wines�which are sold throughout�Italy�and�abroad. It is continuously evolving, introducing new winemaking techniques and ideas. Maybe that is why Contini wines stand the test of time, because they are loved and fondly remembered.

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