Attilio Contini Vermentino Elibaria 2014 750ml
SKU 770935

Attilio Contini Vermentino Elibaria 2014

Attilio Contini - Sardinia - Italy

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Rated 91 by Decanter
Golden-tinged yellow. Flinty notes of white flowers and fresh herbs (helycrisum, Rosemary) complement ripe apricot aromas and flavors. Creamy yet lively, saline and mineral, and very fresh on the long finish. Stays on the skins a little bit longer (roughly six to eight hours) than the other Contini Vermentinos. An outstanding example of Vermentino from the Gallura zone, which are characterized by helycrisum, rosemary and flinty notes all much more marked than in Vermentino di Sardegna wines. (Vinous)

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Winery: Attilio Contini

Varietal: Vermentino

Vermentino grapes are thought to have originated in Spain, and this white wine varietal is still grown in small quantities on Spanish land. However, it quickly moved eastwards to Italy, and found a new home in the warm and sunny Mediterranean climate there, where it became highly popular due to its hardiness and resistance to rot. Today, it is most closely associated with the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, where it is widely grown and used for producing both fine white wines and table wines, prized for their freshness and acidity. Vermentino wines tend to be rather light in body and low in alcohol, which allows their crispness and acidic nature to come forward, and their flavors of lime and green apple to shine.

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.