2009 Gostolai "Incantu" Vermentino di Sardegna

SKU #1084591

Gostolai is a small vineyard and winery located in the foothills of Mount Corrasi in Sardinia. They produce red, white and rose wines from traditional Sardinian varietals. This is 100% Vermentino from the Galluria region of Sardegna. Vermentino is one of my favorite white wines in all of Italy. The best are incredibly aromatic, almost pungently spicy, have great depth of flavor and long finishes with excellent acidity. I had this wine at Osteria Mozza with squid ink pasta, roasted crab and jalapeno pesto topped with sea urchin, and just about fell out of my chair from the beauty of the pairing. This is not a sipping wine per se, but one that must be enjoyed with food to really fully appreciate. A must try. (Chris Miller, LA Italian Wine Specialist)

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 By: Chris Bottarini |  Review Date: 7/14/2012 
This wine is almost amber, honey-gold in the glass. There is a richness on the nose that leads you to believe this will be a bomb with no spine. I was told that the vinification process for this particular Sardinian is leaning towards orange wine due to the extended contact with the skins for a few days. For sure rich, almost like a Napa Chard but the streak of acidity out the back says different. Loads of unctuous honey & melon fruit, structure from the use of oak & a streak of acid to cut through it all to keep it fresh. Ended up being a fantastic pairing for Pesto pasta tonight!

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Sardinia