Vermentino di Sardegna “Costamolino” DOC

Argiolas

Pronunciation
Ar-JOE-lass kosta-mo-LEE-no
Year
Current
Type
White
Winery
Argiolas
Region
Sardegna
Oenologist
Mariano Marru oenologist & Giacomo Tachis as wine making consultant

Overview

Most drinkers think red when the subject of Italian wine is mentioned, but the island of Sardinia and particularily Argiolas produces some great whites too. This vermentino from the Argiolas estate is a pleasure to drink. After one catchy sip, it's no wonder. Made from Vermentino grapes, this wine has greenish gold luster and is a natural with or without food accompaniment. It has a crisp aroma of green apple melded with wonderful floral notes balanced by a refreshing lemon-zest bitterness and a dry but rich mouth feel that gives it a good, long finish.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Vermentino with a small addition of other grape varietals.
Vinification
Delicate crushing and de-stemming, cryomaceration and soft pressing, cool fermentation in s s tanks.
Aging
4-5 months aging in stainless steel, followed by a short time in bottle prior to release
Alcohol
13%
| Appearance
Straw yellow with light green tinges
| Aroma
Supple aromas of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits and lemon grass are wonderfully supported by a zesty acidity.
| Taste
Fresh and dry with pleasant delicacy and crispness.
| Serving Suggestions
With grilled white fish and calamari, pasta with shellfish, steamed mussels. Delicious with Asian food and sushi.

Vermentino di Sardegna “Costamolino” DOC

Suggested Retail:
$24.00
CSPC#:
466003
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12

Reviews

Wine Advocate - June 06 - 91 points

"Argiolas accomplishes fabulous things with Vermentino. …beautiful aromas of almonds, oranges, lemon, honey, apple skins, and a hint of tropical fruits.”