2018 Contini Vernaccia di Oristano Flor
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2018 Contini Vernaccia di Oristano Flor

Sardinia, ITALY
$64. 99
$779.88 Dozen
ABV: 15.5%
Closure: Cork

The production of Vernaccia in the lower Valley of the Tirso in Sardinia, has its roots in very ancient times.  Maturation takes place in chestnut barrels which are oxygenated, and the wine develops a flor, a natural, native yeast growth which acts as a protective layer, while also imparting certain flavours and aromas to the wine. Sherry is also made with a similar production method, and the resulting wine is not unlike a full-bodied fino Sherry.
Bright amber colour with rose gold tinged edges. The nose offers up a fino sherry like aromatic profile lead by an assortment of nuts including hazelnut and almonds with some salty saline like notes also present. Well rounded and silken in its feel the palate is laden with hazelnut, roasted almond and salted cashew flavours. Finishes bone dry with a salty hazelnut aftertaste.
Alc. 15.5%