In a nutshell:
A full flavoured yet crisp and refreshing, unoaked Vermentino from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
Vermentino is the most widely planted white grape variety on Sardinia and while it can be a bit 'everyday' this example from the Parpinello family is a bit of a different animal and quite multi-dimensional. Their vineyards are located on the gently slopes between Alghero and Sassari in the north west of the island and after harvest the fruit is fermented and aged in stainless steel for three months which retains the true varietal characteristics. It's got elegant aromas of ripe tropical fruits, citrus zest and some subtle herbal touches. It's full flavoured and nicely weighty on the palate with ripe stone fruit flavours that carry through with notes of bitter almonds on the finish.
When to drink:
This is a marvellously easy wine to drink and is perfect as an aperitif or, of course, with seafood.