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2021 ‘Telavé’ Vermentino di Sardegna, Antichi Poderi Jerzu, Sardinia

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Antichi Poderi Jerzu is a co-operative based in the small village of Jerzu in the historical Ogliastra region on the east coast of Sardinia. Jerzu is a remote and untouched village that maintains many of its age-old traditions. This may have something to do with the fact that Jerzu is believed to be the village with the world record ratio of centenarians to population: of the 3200 inhabitants, four are over 100 years old! The co-operative was founded in 1950 by the village doctor, Josto Miglior, who convinced 45 grape growers to join forces and produce better wine. Today, Jerzu unites 430 growers from almost all of the families in the village, and is led by head winemaker Biagio Boi and consultant winemaker Franco Bernabei. Their 650 hectares of vineyards are located in prime hillside areas stretching from the Gennargentu mountains in the heart of the island to the coast.

The grapes used to produce Telavè come from vineyards located along the coastline of the Ogliastra region. The proximity to the sea moderates temperatures creating an ideal physiological environment for the vines and slowing the grape ripening process – resulting in higher levels of acidity and concentration of flavour at harvest. The vineyards are located between 50 and 100 metres above sea level and soils are granite, upon which Vermentino thrives. The vines are 12 years old on average and they are Guyot trained.

Pale lemon in colour. The nose is perfumed and lifted, with aromas of fresh citrus fruit and hints of fennel. On the palate, the wine is balanced and well-structured with a refreshing acidity which carries the aromas onto the crisp finish.


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