CANTINA SOCIALE GALLURA, Tempio Pausania
Vermentino is found all along the Mediterranean coasts of Spain, France, Liguria and many of the Mediterranean islands, but finds one of its best expressions in the mistral-swept Gallura region of north-eastern Sardinia. Soils here, sandy with thin, granitic subsoil, are inhospitable to everything but viticulture, and it is these characteristics that account for the intensely perfumed character and full body of this wine.
Brilliant straw yellow in colour with greenish tints. On the nose it has a perfumed bouquet suggesting golden apple and melon aromas, a steely, minerally backnote and scents of toasted pine nuts and basil. In the mouth it is rich but dry, with gentle acidity and minerally depth balancing soft flavours of sweet almond, dried herbs and apple