In a recent frenzy of passion for the wines coming out of Sardinia, the cooperative of Dorgali has really blown us away with their ever-so-fresh Vermentino and Cannonaus. With over 600 hectares, they impressively keep everything by hand and super low yields to create concentration alongside freshness in their wines. Nestled between the Supramonte mountains and the Gulf of Orosei on the eastern coast, their unique terroir is a gem reflecting in the quality but hardly in the price of these wines.
The Vermentino is all stainless and has a lovely oily texture to compliment the fresh citrus tones. Standing out is the Cannonau, an amazing representation of grenache. The Tunila shows crunchy tannins alongside red berry fruits and the reserve Nurule steps it up with real depth and concentration. 12 months in oak gives spice and darker fruit, with the ability for ageing to be sure.
Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 'Calaluna'
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 'Tunila'
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva 'Nùrule'