Vermentino, which has acclimatised well throughout Sardinia, is grown in the north-eastern corner of the Sella&Mosca estate, on ancient alluvial soil. Its very concentrated nose shows great complexity that focuses on the variety’s aromatic typicity. The palate has firm structure, with taut flickers of marine salinity backed by fruity notes in the soft finish.
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VARIETY: A Mediterranean variety, probably from Spain, known in the south of France as Malvoisie Gros Grain. Vermentino spread along the coasts of the northern Tyrrhenian Sea and subsequently established itself in Sardinia.
PRODUCTION AREA: Alghero, Tenute Sella&Mosca, vineyards in the north-east quadrant on long-established alluvial soil.
HARVEST PERIOD: First and second ten days of September.
WINEMAKING: The crushed and destemmed grapes undergo brief low-temperature skin contact. The must obtained by light pressing is clarified and then fermented at strictly controlled low temperatures.
APPEARANCE: Very pale straw with persistent lemony-green highlights.
NOSE: Very intense, steadily unfolding all the complex aromatics characteristic of the variety. Careful analysis of the sensory perceptions reveals evidence of the Mediterranean growing environment and scrupulous fermentation.
PALATE: Notes of sea salt vein the structure, enhancing fruit, apparent on entry, that lingers on the soft, leisurely finish.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5% vol.
ACIDITY LEVEL: 5,6 g/l. There is a distinct predominance of malic acid.
SERVE: At a temperature of 10°C.
FOOD MATCHINGS: A “child of the Maestrale wind”, La Cala is at its inimitable best in the company of seafood of all kinds on very special occasions.
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