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Vernaccia di Oristano Flor 2016 – Contini 1898

Mamaioa 2019 - Contini 1898
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Contini 1898 – Sardinia – ITALY

Wine: Vernaccia di Oristano Flor
Alcoholic strength: 15.5% vol.
Variety composition: Vernaccia.
Classification: Vernaccia di Oristano D.O.C..
Vintage: 2016.
Altitude a few meters above sea level.
Training system: guyot and spurred cordon.
Soil type: alluvial, sandy, slightly clayey.
Yield per hectare: 40-50 quintals
Vinification: according to tradition, in white, with soft pressing and fermentation at a controlled temperature.
Aging: in oak and chestnut barrels for about 4 years, kept overflowing to allow the characteristic veil of “Flor” yeasts which generates the unmistakable hints of Vernaccia di Oristano.
Serving temperature: 8°-10° C if as an aperitif, 15° C as a dessert.

Vernaccia di Oristano 2016 - Contini 1898 - © Ph. Piero Pardini Sommelier

© Ph. Piero Pardini Sommelier

Tasting Notes
Crystalline, golden yellow in color with amber reflections, consistent.
On the nose the sample results from a complex bouquet: floral, fruity and ethereal. Opening with floral notes reminiscent of a pot pourri of withered yellow flowers, followed by fruity hints of peach and almond, ethereal nuances of enamel.
The sip is important, as is its tannin. Quite balanced in its parts, it is intense, persistent and of fine quality.
It is recommended in combination with a spiced fish soup.

3 Lupetti

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09072 Cabras (OR)
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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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