The beautiful island of Sardinia (Sardegna) lies off the west coast of central Italy. With its rugged mountains, rocky coasts and dazzling beaches accentuated by enigmatic pre-historic stone structures, Sardinia has long been a popular destination for Italian and other European tourists. However, Sardinia is not particularly well known to most Americans and unfortunately, not on the American travel industry’s radar screens. However, the finest Vermentino in the world is from Sardinia and not to be missed. Especially the world-class Vermentino produced by Sardinia’s famous vintner Giovanni Cherchi.
The origins of the Vermentino grape are uncertain. It is supposed that many centuries ago, it arrived in Sardinia from Spain, passing through Corsica; while another theory makes its origin go back to the Middle-East, passing by Greece and landing in the Mediterranean islands. The wines developed by this area often have different characteristics, due to the interaction among nature of the ground, climate, workmanships and ample aromatic characters.
The color of Cherchi TUVAOES Vermentino is a brilliant straw yellow rather intense with green tints. Showing deep intensity and persistence of soft floral scents that are enticingly pleasant. Tuvaoes has much strength and freshness, conferred by balanced acidity; it remains warm and soft, thanks to the solid structure. You can find the aromatic qualities to be quite persistent to the last sip. Tuvaoes will develop enhanced flavors with a few years of proper aging. Because of the strong structure of this wine it is an age-worthy white wine. This wine is ideal for any seafood dish as well as light meats.
The 2014 vintage is available in very limited quantity.
The new 2016 vintage has arrived in the new label design.
Another great vintage by Cherchi!
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