The fruits for this wine comes from Antonio Argiolas (Antonella Corda’s grandfather and Sardinian famed viticulturist) favourite vineyard: Mitza Manna. This is a seven hectares vineyard at 200 meters above sea level. The soil here is marly limestone which helps maintaining freshness and the delicate aromas of Vermentino. Plants are trained with Guyot system and planted at a density of 4545 plants per hectare. The Mistral wind from the mediterranean sea has a favourable influence here by lowering the temperature and keeping the vines clean from fungal diseases.
Antonella Corda, the granddaughter of the famed viticulturalist Antonio Argiolas, founded her winery in 2010 after finishing her masters in viticulture and winemaking at the prestigious Edmund Mach Foundation. Her approach blends a proud, century-old family tradition of winemaking with ambition and innovation. Antonio, who lived to the age of 104, left Antonella two of his prized vineyards, located around the village of Serdiana, a few kilometres north of Cagliari. The mild climate, water availability and the rich calcareous soils here give the wines a unique character and a signature freshness. Antonella follows a sustainable approach and the vineyards are farmed organically.
All grapes were hand picked. After a period of pre-fermentation maceration and soft pressing, the grapes were fermented in stainless-steel tanks. The wine was then aged in stainless steel before bottling.
Pairs well with fish and crustacean first courses. Excellent as aperitif with salted caper hors d’oeuvres.
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