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75 cl

Format

18% Vol

18% Vol

Gradation

Dessert wine

Dessert wine

Type

Silvio Carta Giniu

Vernaccia di Oristano DOC Riserva 2001

Colour

Antique gold.

Scent

Intriguing scent of chestnut honey and amaretto, butter, coffee and quince jelly, sea maquis and glazed notes.

Taste

Articulate, moderately sweet and fresh, almost a liqueur. It ends with a lingering bitter almond note.

Curiosities

Sinuous and ancient, Vernaccia is a seductive and bewitching lady with a millennial history. It was born and developed to the rhythm of the first indigenous populations of Sardinia. The origins and meaning of its name are history within history: an exotic mixture of Vernum – a Latin translation of spring and therefore rebirth, and Vernacula, meaning ‘of the place’.

The Punic people were already skilled wine-makers of this sacred nectar, as much as the land from which it derives. It is told by the archaeological finds that are the result of excavations in Tharros, the ancient coastal town of the Punic period situated a few kilometres from Oristano.

Since the beginning of the '50s, Silvio Carta’s choice has been mainly focussed on the appreciation of this wine, the most ancient in the area with alleged healing properties.

A complex, almost alchemical and provocative wine, the Vernaccia by Silvio Carta is the exact expression of this corner of an enchanted world. Ideal as a dessert wine, to dare with oysters, but also perfect with botargo and toasted bread.

AGE Vernaccia

Vernaccia di Oristano DOC Riserva 2001

Vernaccia di Oristano DOC Riserva 2001

Alchemical and provocative gold, with alleged healing properties, as old as the land in which it was born and aged. It proves to be a reliable accomplice in food pairings that are more than risky. To try.