Vernaccia di Oristano

White Wine DOC

 

Ancient and noble grape, cultivated in  Sardinia since the time of the Phoenicians. Over time, its cultivation has been limited almost exclusively to the province of Oristano. The name of the vine, held to have been conferred by the Romans, derives from “vernacula“, which means a grape of the zone, and the first written historical mention dates back to 1327. At the end of the nineteenth century all the european vines, and therefore also the vines of Vernaccia di Oristano, were destroyed by an insect pest, phylloxera, and only after the war there was a strong recovery in production. Many wine producers came together in a cooperative and obtained the disciplinary of production of Vernaccia di Oristano DOC(the first Denomination recognised in Sardinia in 1971). Its consumption has been falling for several years, but it deserves to be saved and valued for its peculiarity and the excellence that is often able to express. This wine owes its unique characteristics to an oxidative maturation, of at least 3-4 years in barrels(made of oak or chesnut) which are not completely filled. The presence of oxygen encourages the rise of yeast to the top of the must, forming characteristic flor film, which contributes to the special aroma, known in the ancient vernacular as “Murrai“. It’s a dry wine with a unique and complex personality that is revealed by the warm shades of amber color, by complex ethereal taste sensations and of dried fruit, almond blossom and bitter honey that are amplified on the palate in a long and remarkable persistence. In addition to the  Vernaccia di Oristano DOC, from this typical vine, you also get a young white wine that is sold as IGT Valle del Tirso“.

To match with fish dishes of tones taste-olfactory particularly accentuated, as botargo(tuna or mullet roe), spicy cheeses or smoked. Should be drunk as an aperitif at 8-10 ° C; or during lunch at 12 ° C.

 

Vernaccia di Oristano DOC

Grape: Vernaccia 100%

Production Area: The Municipalities of the Lower Tirso subregion

Yield in wine: Max. 65%

Alcoholic content: Min. 15,0°

Type: Superior min. 15.5°, Dry fortified wine min. 18.0°,Sweet fortified wine min. 16.5°

Aging: Min. 2 years in barrels, min. 3 years for Superior typology

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