Pusole Vermentino Ogliastra IGT

PUSO001
A 100% hand-picked Vermentino from the beautiful island of Sardinia.
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Italy
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£17.99
 

Pusole

The artisanal, family-owned winery Pusole is located on the eastern shore of central Sardinia, in the Ogliastra region which offers a varied terrain, going from the beautiful seaside to mountains of over 1100 metres. Here, for four generations, the Pusole family has cultivated its land, producing wine, corn and olive oil, in addition to breeding a local species of semi-wild pigs called “razza sarda”. Today the family business is run by siblings Loredana, Lorenzo and Roberto. In the cellar Pusole follows a production philosophy which aims at preserving the true character of the wines, shaped by the soil and the vintage. Only indigenous yeasts are used for the fermentation, and temperatures are controlled exclusively by airing the must. After hand harvesting, the wine undergoes non-temperature controlled natural fermentation and remains unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

This is fresh and intense: abundant with aromas of citrus fruits and lemon tree leaves. A hint of rosemary is intertwined with evident mineral notes, a testimony to strong presence of granite in the vineyard soil.

Food Matches

Ideal with a creamy chicken dish.

Vinification

Picked in the cool of the dawn and early evening, the Vermentino grapes are brought to the winery, sorted, and then pressed before the clear juice is settled in steel tank and chilled to clear any solids. The juice is then fermented at a cool 13 degrees for 3 weeks, with the aim to preseve the natural vibrancy, freshness and peach characters of the grape. After fermentation is finished the wine is racked through a series of tanks over several weeks to clear any lees, before a light filtration and bottling in the early spring following the harvest.