Straw yellow dry white wine. This Grillo boasts a lively, fresh acidity, with floral hints and exotic fruit flavours.
Vermentino Di Sardegna, Antonella Corda
The nose is fragrant and intense with aromas of peach and tropical fruit with aromatic hints of sage and capers.The aromas carry on to the palate where the refreshing acidity brightens the wine. The finish is long and lingering.
The fruits for this wine comes from Antonio Argiolas (Antonella Corda's grandfather and Sardinian famed viticulturist) favourite vineyard: Mitza Manna. This is a seven hectares vineyard at 200 meters above sea level. The soil here is marly limestone which helps maintaining freshness and the delicate aromas of Vermentino. Plants are trained with Guyot system and planted at a density of 4545 plants per hectare. The Mistral wind from the mediterranean sea has a favourable influence here by lowering the temperature and keeping the vines clean from fungal diseases.
Antonella Corda, the granddaughter of the famed viticulturalist Antonio Argiolas, founded her winery in 2010 after finishing her masters in viticulture and winemaking at the prestigious Edmund Mach Foundation. Her approach blends a proud, century-old family tradition of winemaking with ambition and innovation. Antonio, who lived to the age of 104, left Antonella two of his prized vineyards, located around the village of Serdiana, a few kilometres north of Cagliari. The mild climate, water availability and the rich calcareous soils here give the wines a unique character and a signature freshness. Antonella follows a sustainable approach and the vineyards are farmed organically.
Lugana, Ca Dei Frati, "I Frati"
Excellent depth and balance on the palate, with an almost trademark richness and crisp, lively finish.
Considered to be one of the best producers in Lugana owning a substantial area of vineyards, Cà dei Frati produces quantity with exceptional quality. Excellent depth, layers of flavour ranging from white peach to almond blossom and lemons.
Kerner, Cantina Valle Isarco
Fresh, spiced and aromatic. Stone fruit flavours of peach and apricot. Very well balanced acidity.
Pairs beautifully with light appetizers, cold meats, poached fish and shellfish. Also excellent as an aperitif!
Vigneti del Vulture, `Pipoli` Greco/Fiano
Pale lemon in colour, with perfumes of tropical fruit and a touch of vegetal notes. Rich yet fresh with a lime zest character, which comes from the Greco fruit, balancing the richness. We love this wine with pasta & pesto.
Luma Grillo, Cantine Cellaro
Excellent to serve with light dishes or fish dishes, light risotto, cous cous and fish soup. Great with smoked fish and crab. Excellent aperitif.
Nova Domus Riserva 2014
Cantina Terlano is well known in Italian wine drinking circles for producing Italy’s longest lived white wines. Many memorable wines from the 1950s and 1960s, which rank amongst the greatest white wines of the world, were made here.
Fresh light yellow with slightly greenish nuances. This cuvée has a multifaceted structure with a hint of herbs and spices, including aniseed, mint and sage, as well as nuances of fruit aromas, especially apricot, mandarine, honeydew melon and passion fruit, all underpinned with salty mineral components. On the palate, Nova Domus is complex and delicate, offering a creamy softness in an interesting symbiosis with an aromatic minerality, and has the texture for a very long finish.
Works very well with caviar and a good pairing with grilled salmon steaks, fiorentina T-bone steaks, saltimbocca alla romana or braised knuckle of veal; also with a parmigiana with aubergines and truffle fondue.
Pinot Blanc: 60%
Sauvignon Blanc: 10%