By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2008 | Send Email
Last night I cooked up some linguini with olive oil, raw garlic, crushed red peppers, walnuts, chopped parsley and toasted breadcrumbs, and I enjoyed a few glasses of this Vermentino with it. The pasta was solid, but the Vermentino was smoking! Ripe, red appley nose, with a soft, fleshy palate of apples and melon. Some bitter melon and iodide on the finish. The time in bottle really fleshes this wine out; the flavors are simultaneously vibrant and minerally, while maintaining a slightly viscous texture. Vermentino di Gallura D.O.C.G. is located in the northern part of Sardegna, and this particular example is the Cantina di Gallura’s top-of-the line, from the granitic Canayli Vineyard.