vermentino-di-gallura-superiore-2014-tenuta-lochiri-“oskos”Sardinia, Italy

$21 / $119.70 / $214.20

The Vermentino grape is so often overlooked, but we aim to change that by featuring this stunning Sardinian example. This wine is presents a perfect harmony of freshness and flavor. Highly fragrant honeysuckle and orange blossom on the nose, with tart apricot jam, wet stone, and spicy pear on the palate. Finishes firm and crisp. This is born to be crafted with seafood. Most Sardinian wine comes from the western side of the island. Established in 1854, Tenuta Lochiri is located in the northeastern part of Sardinia, in the beautiful rolling hills of Gallura, surrounded by olive groves, cork tree forests, and game reserves that were frequented in the past by royal families. The Gallura appellation (Sardinia’s only DOCG) has arid granitic land, high temperatures and steady marine winds that produce a more opulent and intense style of Vermentino… ones like you’ve never tasted before. You will geek out on how deliciously complex it is. And it will continue to develop as it ages in the bottle over the next few years. A brilliant pairing for anything fishy, herby or citrussy and a great wine for spring and summer drinking.