Samas is named after the Punic God of the Sun. Vermentino and Chardonnay grapes grown in 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. To retain maximum character and freshness, Samas is neither filtered nor clarified.

93 Points
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2017 vintage
90 Points
Tasting Panel
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
2017 was one of the driest seasons in the last 25 years. For the second consecutive year, winter and spring saw almost no rainfall. As a result, irrigation of the vines began earlier and plowing in between the rows needed to happen more frequently. Due to the difficult season, more grapes were cut than normal during "green harvesting.” At the end of the season, the vines were in fairly good health and harvesting began a few weeks ahead of schedule. The quality of the grapes was wonderful.
Tasting Note
Vivid yellow straw colour 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.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with pasta dished and shellfish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 80% Vermentino, 20% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.25 g/L
ABV: 13%
Unique Selling Points
  • Crisp, fresh Vermentino from Sardinia
  • Farmed sustainably

About the Grape

Chardonnay
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
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.
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