CODE: 3120

Vermentino di Gallura Superiore Docg "Cucaione"


Olbia, Gallura (Sardegna)

Grape variety



Mancini family

Grape Variety
Vermentino is considered autochthonous to the regions bordering the Tyrrhenian sea: the coasts of Sardinia and Corsica as much as Tuscany and Liguria shores. It characterizes wines with a very peculiar bouquet of citrus fruits, delicate white flowers and some fragrant herbs; more rarely it develops fruity aromas. It is a grape that conveys a lot of sapidity.
Gallura is the area in the north-east of the island of Sardinia; it overlooks the sea and is often caressed by fresh sea breezes, even during the day. The soils derive from the erosion of granite rocks, rich in potassium salts. Sea currents help to cool the summer nights, giving good temperature excursions in the ripening period.
In this area, cloudless in the summer months, Piero Mancini designed the direction of the rows of vineyards to allow for a few hours of shade to the precious bunches of Vermentino; it is important not to risk burning the grapes. The presence of gentle slopes and important differences in height (going from 100 to about 500 meters) imposes a harvest divided into areas, with different selections according to the wines you want to produce.
Vinification and finishing
After pressing, cold maceration for a few hours and subsequent soft pressing. Slow “white” vinification, at relatively low temperatures. Aging for a few months on lees.
Tasting notes
Straw yellow color, with clear greenish reflections. Perfume that begins with fruity (peach) notes then evolves into floral ones: wildflowers and Mediterranean scrub. Round and harmonious on the palate, with clear sapidity. Aftertaste sensations of wild flowers.
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