ISOLA DEI NURAGHI I.G.T.
Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Grapes: Vermentino 50%, Chardonnay 30%, Malvasia Sarda 20%
Vineyards and training method: Vineyards "Is Crabilis" (Ussana) and "Acquasassa" (Serdiana), alberello and low espalier.
Age of the vineyard: From 20 to 35 years depending on the varietal.
Yield: 45/50 quintals/hectare.
Soil Type: Medium hill, clayey, calcareous, rich in texture, 150/180 m above sea level
Vinification, Maturation, Ageing: The grapes, after a soft pressing, are left to macerate with the addition of selected yeasts for a few hours. After the racking off, the must continues to ferment in stainless steel vats and in French oak barriques. At the end of the fermentation, the wine undergoes clarification and then goes on with the refining in stainless steel till February, afterwards it is bottled and refined for some months in the bottle, before being put on the market.
Tasting: Lively and deep straw colour with greenish brilliant stripes, intense and persistent aroma, fine and elegant with fruity notes of unripe apple and vegetables. Dry taste, important structure, depth and persistence. Enjoyably soft, full and balanced.
Matching and service: Lean starters, quite dry soups with not too much savory sauces, risotto and grilled fish or in a light sauce. Serve at 11/13° C, uncorking the bottle right before pouring.
TALES FROM THE WINERY
Entemari means seabreeze in Sardinian language and it's the sea breeze and salt the distinguishing feature of many whites from Pala.
Entemari is also the Sardinian white wine with the highest ageing potential, that's why its production is limited and occours only in the best vintages.