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Contini Tyrsos 2017 Vermentino di Sardegna DOC

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Tasting Notes

Vermentino is Sardinias most popular and widely planted grape varietal. It has natural acidity, a floral aromatic, zesty citrus, is slightly herbaceous and has lots of ripe stone fruit. If you like the idea of Sauvignon Blanc, but don’t want to chew through canned tropical fruit, then this might be your new favourite.

 

This vintage of Tyrsos Vermentino shows a lovely stone fruit and floral nose. The refreshing acid structure is present immediately with a distinct floral and herbaceous character that soon follows. The fermentation occurs in stainless tanks to preserve the fruit driven character and is aged in these tanks for several months. It is recommended to be drunk within the first few years of release.

 

Enjoy Me With

Sardinian food is delicious and so too is this wine. Whole roast Snapper with white wine, green olives and parsley is a great combination, as is Zuppa Di Pesce alla Sarda (Sardinian Fish Soup). However, my favourite has to be Spaghetti (when I’m allowed it) with Sardinian Bottarga (cured grey mullet roe). The dried roe isn’t nearly as fishy as you might expect and with fresh lemon juice to brighten the dish it is perfect. Dried chillies, black pepper and parsley finish the dish. It’s simple quick and delicious. It’s a very classic dish from Sardinia, but a good Italian food store or deli may have Bottarga.

 

- Jeremy.

 

Vineyard in Focus

Here at St Urban Wines, we love wines from Sardinia and in particular Contini. Founded in 1898, it happens to be one of the oldest and most prestigious wineries.

 

Four generations have overseen the production of wine over 120 years, which began with Vernacchia Di Oristano and was later joined by various other varietals. This winery has evolved with time, continuing to improve by adding new winemaking techniques and ideas. With an organic philosophy, the family oversees approximately 100 hectares of vines along the Sinis Peninsula, Tirso Valley and on the slopes of Mount Arci. Vineyards span many different areas with various soil types and micro climates, allowing different grapes to be grown and creating incredible individuality.