The grapes to produce Vermentino di Sardegna DOC “Ala Bianca” Poderi Parpinello underwent short pre-fermentation maceration. Fermentation took place at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit and lasted 15 days. Vermentino di Sardegna DOC “Ala Bianca” Poderi Parpinello was aged in stainless steel tanks for three months. No oak was used during vinification in order to preserve the varietal characteristics of the Vermentino grape and to express the elements of terroir from which this wine hails.
Ala Blanca means white wing in Italian. “Here come the white wings” the children would cry as they watched the seagulls fly over the vineyard. Vermentino is the main white grape cultivated in Sardinia. It is presumed to have Spanish origins, but has found its ideal setting in the north of Sardinia, where it can fully express its distinctive characteristics. The climate is Mediterranean, with frequent north westerly winds, which help to reduce disease pressure in the vineyard. The vineyard is located on gentle slopes between Alghero and Sassari, where the vines are planted at a high density in a mixture of geological formations such as calcareous marne, conglomerate and sandstone.
The Parpinello family has run this 15 hectare estate and winery with dedication and passion for three generations. Giampaolo Parpinello and his son Paolo strive to reflect the Sardinian terroir and reveal the typicity of the wines. Poderi Parpinello winery is situated on a gentle slope between Alghero and Sassari in the north west of the island. In order to reflect this typicity, modern winemaking technology is successfully combined with traditional farming methods, resulting in high quality wines with intense aromas and flavours.