Samas Isola dei Nuraghi 2019
Grapes: 80% Vermentino, 20% Chardonnay
Samas is named after the Punic God of the Sun. Vermentino and Chardonnay grapes grown in a predominantly sandy soil are hand harvested at dawn to maintain characteristic varietal notes and freshness. Cryomaceration techniques prevent oxidation, resulting in a bright, vibrant wine. With prolonged fermentation using selected yeasts at controlled temperatures (60˚ Fahrenheit), the wine remains on the less for approximately 40 days. Vinified separately, the varieties rest in small concrete vats for 3 months once blended.
Wine Spectator2019 vintage
Chardonnay grapes were harvested August 19th, while the Vermentino grapes were picked on August 30th. We had fairly good weather conditions under harvesting time, with sunny days and mild breezes.
Vivid yellow straw color with soft, green hints. On the nose there are tropical fruit and citrus notes. On the palate the wine is silky and well balanced by a moderate alcohol content, good minerality and freshness.
Pairs well with pasta dished and shellfish.
GRAPES: 80% Vermentino, 20% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
ACIDITY: 5.44 g/l
AGING: Maturation of Samas takes approximately five months, of which two months is in stainless steel tanks. The the final three months is in concrete vats.
points of distinction
- Crisp, fresh Vermentino from Sardinia
- Farmed sustainably
about the grape +
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
Vermentino produces big, ripe, deeply-colored wines with balance, substance and character. The wine shows delicate, persistent citrus, herbal and almond aromas, and similar, supple fruit flavors.
Besides having all the characteristics of a great terroir the south west corner of Sardinia where Barrua and Narcao are located, has a great quality of light which makes the maturations of the grapes perfect and very complex.