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The production of Vernaccia in the lower Valley of the Tirso in Sardinia, has its roots in very ancient times. It is obtained exclusively from grapes of the vine of the same name; it is left to mature for ten years in chestnut barrels, in the dusky half-light of the Contini cellars.
The barrels are oxygenated, and the wine develops a flor, a natural, native yeast growth which acts as a protective layer, while also imparting certain flavours and aromas to the wine. Sherry is also made with a similar production method, and the resulting wine is not unlike a full-bodied fino Sherry.
Vernaccia di Oristano is a wine of a decidedly Mediterranean flavour, with a full-bodied, persistent perfume, with hints of toasted hazelnuts and almond blossom. It can be served chilled as an aperitif or at the end of the meal, a wine for mellow thoughts, excellent with almond based sweets and pastries. This has the potential to age in a cellar for a very long time. Once opened, the bottle can last for a few weeks.
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  • 100% Vernaccia
  • If you like oxidative wines or Sherry, you will love this
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