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Poderi Parpinello Ala Blanca Vermentino di Sardegna 2016


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £75.28

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Country - Italy

Region - Sardinia

Grape Varieties - Vermentino 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Poderi Parpinello

Tasting notes - Elegant and fine aromas of ripe tropical fruits, with an intriguing hint of bitter almonds and a lovely spicy finish.

Awards
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017

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A wine full of flavour of ripe tropical fruit, lime and
pineapple coulis with a spicy finish.
Producer Note
The Parpinello family have run this 30 hectare estate and winery with dedication and
passion for three generations. Giampaolo Parpinello and his son Paolo strive to reflect
the Sardinian terroir and reveal the typicity of the wines. The vineyard is situated on a
gentle slope between Alghero and Sassari in the North West of the island. In order to
reflect this typicity, modern winemaking technology is successfully combined with
traditional farming methods, resulting in high quality wines with intense aromas and
flavours, evocative of the terroir from which they originate.
Vintage
2016 was similar to the 2015 vintage. It was a year characterised by low rainfall and
a high average temperature, therefore supplemental irrigation was required in order
for the grapes to achieve full maturity. The sea breeze which distinguishes the Ala
Blanca vineyard ensured the grapes were in good condition at harvest.
Vineyard
Ala Blanca means white wing in Italian. "Here come the white wings" the children
would cry as they watched the seagulls fly over the vineyard. Vermentino is the main
white grape cultivated in Sardinia. It is presumed to have Spanish origins, but has
found its ideal setting in the north of Sardinia, where it can fully express its unique
characteristics, delicacy, and Mediterranean hints. The vineyard is located on gentle
slopes between Alghero and Sassari, where the vines are planted to a high density
in a mixture of geological formations such as calcareous marne, conglomerate and
sandstone. The vineyard is cultivated respecting tradition and the ecosystem of the
geographical location.
Winemaking
The wine was traditionally vinified with a temperature controlled maceration and
fermentation at 15°C. No wood was used during vinification in order to preserve the
varietal characteristics of the Vermentino grape, whilst also expressing the elements
of terroir from which it hails.
Tasting Note
Elegant and fine aromas of ripe tropical fruits, with an intriguing hint of bitter almonds
and a lovely spicy finish.
Serving Suggestion
Perfect as an apéritif, but also an ideal and elegant accompaniment to fish dishes,
seafood and white meat served in a creamy sauce.
Grape
Vermentino 100%

Awards
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Sardinia

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Poderi Parpinello Ala Blanca Vermentino di Sardegna 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Sardinia

Grape Varieties - Vermentino 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Poderi Parpinello

Tasting notes - Elegant and fine aromas of ripe tropical fruits, with an intriguing hint of bitter almonds and a lovely spicy finish.

Awards
16Pts, Jancis Robinson, 2017

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