Crushed & Cured

Antichi Poderi Jerzu, `Telavè` Vermentino di Sardegna, 2022


Pale lemon in colour. The nose is perfumed and lifted, with aromas of fresh citrus fruit and hints of fennel. On the palate, the wine is balanced and well-structured, with a refreshing acidity that carries the aromas onto the crisp finish.

Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were destemmed and gently pressed. Nitrogen was used during pressing and clarification of the must to avoid oxidation and maintain the fresh aromas of Vermentino. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks at 12-14°C for 15-20 days. The wine spent time ageing on its fine lees, mainly in stainless-steel tanks with a part in large oak vats, until the beginning of winter when it was bottled.

The grapes used to produce Telavè come from vineyards located on gentle slopes along the coastline of the Ogliastra region. The proximity to the sea moderates temperatures, creating an ideal environment for the vines and slowing the ripening of the grapes, ultimately resulting in higher levels of acidity and concentration of flavour at harvest. The vineyards are south-facing and lie 350 - 450 metres above sea level on varied soils, mostly of calcareous - schist origin, upon which Vermentino thrives.

Country: Italy 

Region: Sardinia 

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Vermentino 

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Antichi Poderi Jerzu