Sella & Mosca La Cala Vermentino Di Sardegna DOC 2022, Italy

A jewel in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a rustic and enchantingly beautiful island with extreme geography and vinous diversity to tempt travelers and wine enthusiasts alike. Mr. Sella and Mr. Mosca fell in love with this land over a century ago and established Sella & Mosca, one of Italy’s most renowned wine estates. Appellation: Vermentino di Sardegna DOC, Italy. 100% Vermentino. Sella & Mosca’s 1,600-acre estate, I Piani, constitutes the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy, covering more than 1,200 acres of vines. It is one of the largest wine estates in Europe. The climate is hot and dry. Inland vineyards cover mountainous terrain of granite, schist, sandstone and limestone soil. Winemaking: A soft pressing and cold settling is followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 64° F (18°C). The wine rests for a short period in stainless steel before bottling. Tasting notes: La Cala has aromas of fresh citrus and tropical fruit and white flowers accented by a mineral note and a hint of the surrounding Mediterranean vegetation. The wine has firm acidity with a soft, balanced palate which leads to a lingering finish.