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Attilio Contini Vermentino Elibaria 2014 750ml
SKU 770935

Attilio Contini Elibaria Vermentino 2014

Sardinia - Italy

Professional Wine Reviews for Attilio Contini Elibaria Vermentino 2014

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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Varietal: Vermentino

The Vermintino grape varietal has been grown in northern Italy for centuries, but is perhaps most closely associated with the island of Corsica, where it is the most widely planted grape varietal and is one of the key flagship grapes on the island. Thought to have originated in Spain, the Vermentino grape quickly spread to other countries, and is now found in many parts of Mediterranean Europe and the New World. The grape itself is prized by wineries due to the crispness of its acids, and the wide bouquet of refreshing flavors it carries. Most commonly, Vermentino is known for holding flavors of green apple and lime, and for having a relatively light body with a low alcohol content. As such, it makes a perfect match for a wide range of foods, and is particularly popular when paired with shellfish.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.