Feudi della Medusa Vermentino di Sardegna Albithia 2008
Other White Wine from Sardinia, Italy
This is a clean, crisp Vermentino with its typical citrusy lime flavors and touch of minerals. It is floral and fruity with lovely aromatic qualities made with 100% pure Vermentino from the Sardegna region of Italy.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2008 Vermentino di Sardegna Albithia is a stunner, especially for the money. This vivid, chiseled Vermentino offers up scents of tangerine, flowers, mint and minerals. The Albithia is an intense wine and one of the more serious Vermentinos readers are likely to come across. Despite the richness, everything is in perfect balance here, including an eternal, sublime finish. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015. "
Feudi della Medusa Winery
The company, first set up in 2000, extends over 50 hectares in the Southern Sardinia, in the district of Santa Margherita di Pula, on an isthmus spreading between the lagoon and the sea, close by the ancient town of Nora (10th Century B.C.).
According to classical mythology the town was founded by the hero Norax, son of the god Hermes and a descendant, on his mother’s side, of the deadly Medusa that gives her name to our firm. View all Feudi della Medusa Wines
Notable FactsThe most popular and most planted variety is Cannonau (otherwise known as Grenache). It produces delicious and unique red wines. Carignano (Carignan) and Giro are other red varieties grown here. For whites, Vermentino is the most popular, producing crisp, dry wines with wonderful character. Some wineries, like Sella & Mosca, are also growing international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. These grapes can be bottled as single varietals or blended with local grapes, like Cannonau.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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