To produce the Vermentino Isola dei Nauraghi IGT “Saragat” Cantina Atzei, after a short maceration on the skins, fermentation took place at controlled temperatures with the use of selected yeasts. Vinification is conducted without the presence of oxygen, in order to preserve the natural, fresh fruit aromas. The wine was then transferred to stainless-steel tanks where it remained on fine lees for 40 days, with regular bâtonnage performed, before bottling.
The Vermentino for this wine is grown on the hillsides and the plains close to the village of Mogoro, in the Alta Marmilla sub-region of southern Sardinia. The soils are granitic with a large instance of limestone, producing highly aromatic wines. Atzei follow a strict selection process in the vineyards at harvest, ensuring that only the very best fruit is picked, and the resulting wines display excellent concentration of flavours.
Cantina Atzei is the newest Farnese project in Sardina, a region that stole Valentino Sciotti’s heart since he worked there before starting his impressive career in wine. The oenological team is headed by Dennis Verdicchia supported by Sardinian winemaker Daniele Manca and with the consultancy of Alberto Antonini. They produce high quality wines from selected vineyards that are planted around the village of Mogoro just south of Oristano in the southwestern part of the Island.