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Sella & Mosca
Terre Bianche Torbato di Alghero DOC
Grape Varieties100% Torbato
- 91 Points
DescriptionIn Italy and elsewhere in Europe, wine connoisseurs and industry professionals rate Sella & Mosca among Italy's most outstanding wine estates. Sella & Mosca's I Piani estate in Sardinia constitutes the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy and counts itself among the country's most impressive wineries. Situated in the northwest corner of Sardinia, just inland from the pretty, historic port of Alghero, this 1,600-acre property with more than 1,200 acres of vines is one of the largest wine estates in Europe. The Sella & Mosca estate in Alghero constitutes the last remaining preserve of the Torbato grape on the island of Sardinia and, for that matter, anywhere in the world. Quite simply, there are no other producers or nurseries possessing mother vines of this variety. While other Sardinian wine producers have abandoned this high-maintenance grape variety, Sella & Mosca has dedicated resources to protecting this rare but compelling legacy of Sardinia's rich and ancient winemaking heritage. Though challenging to grow, difficult to maintain and naturally low in terms of yield, the reward is a unique white wine of immense varietal character, quality and appeal.
VinificationGrapes are manually and mechanically harvested between September and October. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a low temperature for twenty days. Aging: 30% of the juice is aged four months in 2- and 3-year-old oak barrels.
ColorDelicate straw gold with golden tones
NoseNotably fragrant with primary fruit aromas. Complex and persistent; very elegant
PalateFresh, crisp and flavorful, with a naturally assertive and pleasing acidity, complemented by nuances of vanilla derived from the oak aging
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.5 %pH: 3.54RS: 1.7 g/LTA: 5.4 g/L
Serving SuggestionsSensational with shellfish and seafood dishes.