When talking about Vernaccia di Oristano, it is impossible not to mention Silvio Carta. Anchored to the tradition of Vernaccia di Oristano, Silvio Carta’s company can be considered one of the most prestigious winemakers in Sardinia. Since the beginning of the ’50s, the cellar has mainly focussed its attention on the appreciation of this wine, the most ancient in the area with alleged healing properties and uncertain origins.
Supposedly, the vine variety originated on the island. According to numerous archaeological finds discovered in the ancient town of Tharros, near Oristano, the Vernaccia wine was already cultivated in the area.
The Vernaccia history is similar to that of the grape vine and viticulture and it is assumed that it was present since the development of the first human communities on the island. Its name seems to come from Vernum, which means ‘spring’, and therefore rebirth, in Latin or from Vernacula, which means ‘local’.
A complex wine, almost alchemical, that moves and fascinates whoever tastes it. The perfect expression of this part of the island. Ideal as a dessert wine, to dare with oysters, but perfect with botargo and toasted bread.