- Tasting Notes
Denomination Isola dei Nuraghi Bianco IGT
Region Terre di Ossidiana, Sardinia, Italy
Variety Vernaccia, Vermentino
Serving temperature 9-10°C
Type White wine
Pairing It will shine when served as an aperitif or a companion to first courses. Pair-worthy with raw seafood.
Appearance Light straw yellow with a golden rim
Aroma The nose boasts intensity of yellow flowers and honey aromas. Brimming with complexity, it closes on a tropical note
Palate Appetizing and laser-focused on the palate. Its deeply mineral elegance is joined by a saline edge on the long finish
Ageing Aged in stainless steel tanks with periodic lees stirring, this wine spends a period of time in the bottle prior to release. If stored appropriately it will mature further for several years
Winemaking Soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature in steel
First there was Salvatore, then Attilio, and today Paolo and his nephews, Alessandro and Mauro: the Contini winery has grown and aged, just like its wines, and enjoyed successes that have made it what it is today, thanks to the passion and commitment of no fewer than four generations. For 120 years, the Contini estate has been inspired by a single guiding principle, Vernaccia di Oristano. Over the years, Vernaccia has been joined by other fine wines: the age-old Nieddera variety, traditional Vermentino and Cannonau wines, successful experiments like Karmis, the Attilio range, and the organic wine Mamaioa. Today the company produces a complete selection of wines which are sold throughout Italy and abroad. It is continuously evolving, introducing new winemaking techniques and ideas. Maybe that is why Contini wines stand the test of time, because they are loved and fondly remembered.