Vermentino di Sardegna DOC “U Tabarka Ventou de Ma” 2018 – Tanca Gioiaby Valentino Minotti
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAMINATION: bright straw colour with greenish reflections. A complex personality, floral and intense, with notes of apple and peach pit. Elegant and fresh, mineral taste.
The Vermentino U Tabarka Ventou de Ma Tanca Gioia is made of 100% Vermentino grapes from Carloforte area. The vineyards on the San Pietro Island, are located on a soil made of sand. Passed 15 years since the founding of the winery, they decided to create a wine that is the pure essence of Vermentino di Sardegna. The Vermentino U Tabarka Ventou de Ma Tanca Gioia (“Sea Wind”) is born: sea wind, the strong wind that cools in summer and swells waves during winter, isolating Carloforte from the rest of the world. In these conditions grow the grapes of a well-selected parcel of the vineyard, adapted to release the soul of Vermentino di Sardegna. The use of ungrafted vines on sandy soils does the rest: the scents are elegant and infinitely long.
The Tanca Gioia wine was born as an idea in the minds of the founders during a night on a sailboat, twenty years ago. Then from the intentions, they moved on to the actions, to the days under the sun, to the fatigue of men and women who made sure that today we can be satisfied with what they can offer you. The Tanca Gioia wine started with Carignano and Vermentino since 2000, after a few years we added Nasco Aromatico, Moscato di Calasetta and Bovaleddu. They are young but we have learned quickly. The climate and the ecosystem of the island provide clear, hard rules sometimes and can not be discussed, only accept.
CURIOSITY: THE NAME
With the curious name “U-Tabarka” given to its wines, the company wants to pay homage to the history of its land: the name derives from Tabarka, a Tunisian town famous as a colony of Genoese fishermen who in 1738 had to abandon it, moving on to the island of San Pietro.