(2021) 100% Vermentino from a small vineyard on the Oristano coast at less than five metres above sea level. Soils are loose sand and clay and the wine is made in concrete and clay amphora. It opens with real energy and freshness, a burst of floral-touched, succulent pear and citrus, a suggestions of mineral salts too. In the mouth there is a deal of initial fruit sweetness, again fresh and bursting citrus flavours, hints of juicy watermelon perhaps, but that distinctive saltiness to the acidity kicks in. It's a concentrated and powerful wine with lots of drive and saline character into the gastronomic and dry finish.
(2020) From a a seven hectare vineyard sited at 200 metres above sea level, and planted on limestone soils, this is a powerful and intense white wine, yet fragrant too. A little talcumy, quite exotic perfume, almost Riesling-like, then orange peel and waxy lemon rind. In the mouth the substantial 14% alcohol shows in texture and palate weight, with very juicy peach and apricot fruit, a broad mouth-filling presence, sweet, but soon swept up in a rush of zesty citrus acidity. Maybe a meaty fish like halibut or monkfish for this one.
(2020) First tasting of the grape variety Nuragus for me, but apparently it is quite widely planted on Sardinia. Made in stainless steel with no skin contact, and coming from limestone soils, this is clearly intended as a fresh and direct white wine, and the bouquet is of fresh-sliced pear - not the pear drop notes of fermentation, but fruity and delicately summery. In the mouth this has the typical Antonella Corda intensity and concentration, a sweep of very mineral acidity punching through in a Chablislike style. Crying out for some seafood I think. Not in the UK at time of review.
(2015) This Sardinian wine weighs in with only 12.5% alcohol, and opened with a definite though very gentle spritz, perhaps just a little dose of carbon dioxide to keep it fresh before bottling. Fresh-sliced apple and pear aromas, followed by a palate showing a good level of sweetness in a light-bodied frame, but bone dry on the finish, lemon and apple core dryness extending into a fresh, seafood-friendly finish. £8.50, The Wine Society.
(2000) Exotically floral and fruity with little notes of spearmint and ripe peach. Lots of very juicy, fresh, mouthwatering fruit on the palate. Lovely stuff with a stripe of keen acidity and excellent length.
(2000) This had a clean lemon-scented nose with little herbal and nut aromatics and a certain oilyness. The palate has quite good fruit and though very crisp, there is sufficient fruit to stand up to the acidity.