||White dessert wine dessert wine
||100% Vernaccia di Oristano
||Lower Tirso valley, Sinis
||Typically Mediterranean with mild winters, limited rainfall and very hot and windy summers. Altitude: a few metres above sea level.
||“Gregori” is the typical poor sandy soil of the Tirso valley. It is the chosen terrain for the Vernaccia grape variety.
||Adult vines are bush-trained, espalier (guyot and spurred cordon).
||Follows the traditional white winemaking process with soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature.
||Antico Gregori is crafted only in outstanding Vernaccia vintages. For some years the original base wine from the 1976 vintage was topped up with fractions of later vintages of the same wine, so as to revive the Flor yeast by a solera-like winemaking process; following an extended oxidative aging period, the wine was then blended with tiny amounts of very old Vernaccias, whose original base wine dates back to the first decades of the 20th century.
||This wine pairs extremely well with bottarga roe specialties. We also love it with bottarga flavoured sheep milk cheese and spicy fig jam. Enjoy as a big meditative wine or as one for conversation.
||Price Contini Vernaccia di Oristano Antico Gregori 0.375L 1976 € 45.28