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Prendas Vermentino di Sardegna Dolianova 2014

ID No: 443073
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Product Description

Prendas Vermentino di Sardegna Dolianova is 100% Vermentino from Sardenia.

Following a short period of maturation in contact with its own lees, the wine is bottled quickly to keep intact its characteristics of freshness. Light straw-colored with greenish glint. Intense fragrance, fresh and fruity, with a hint of apples. Pairs best with seafood appetizers, grilled and stewed fish dishes.

 

Winery: Prendas (Cantina Sociale di Dolianova)

The Prendas Estate
Prendas is produced at the Cantine Sociale di Dolianova, in the island of Sardegna. The Cantine was founded in 1949.

 

The Prendas Vineyard
The grapes come from the Parteolla region and areas surrounding it, which are characterized by medium caked soils composed of clayey limestone of Miocene origin, in an area of medium-altitude hills, sub-arid climate.

Today, there are 441 members of this coop and they grow grapes on a total of 1,200 hectares.

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