Tenute Dettori, Renosu Bianco

Tenute Dettori

2016
Romangia IGT

Alessandro Dettori is one of Italy’s most renowned natural winemakers. In his own words: “I do not follow the market; I make wines that please me, wine of my own local area, wines of Sennori.” The certified organic and biodynamic Tenute Dettori creates this highly unusual non-vintage blend using Vermentino and Moscato di Sennori. Vino Renosu Bianco sees only natural yeasts, no oak, no fining, no filtration and very little sulphur, and belongs to the Triple “A” movement. Those three As are agricoltori, artigiani and artisiti – meaning farmers, artisans and artists – representing the three things you need to be to become a great wine producer. Alessandro Dettori proves that he is all of those things with this wine. Intensely aromatic with a touch of sweetness, Vino Renosu Bianco feels like Alsace meets Italy, wonderfully familiar yet completely unique at the same time. A white wine of immense personality, expect the sweet fruit of peach, orange and apricot, balanced by a wild herbs and a sea spray salinity, and one that can partner anything from the Italian classics to exotic Asian cuisine. When we say that Tenute Dettori’s wines are made with minimal intervention, we do mean that they’re produced traditionally and naturally without too much fiddling and manipulation, but there’s more to it than that. They’re made without consideration of tourists and export markets; they’re honest and pure, made for locals in the style they like to drink. They’re made with minimal impact on the environment; the winery barely has electricity, everything is gravity fed, the temperature is controlled by 2.5m thick walls, they use recycled materials and return prunings, stems and grape skins are returned to the earth of the vineyard. Grapes : Vermentino, Moscato Grapes grown with biodinamic principles, from Alessandro Dettori, one of the pioneers of natural winemakers who always says he only makes his wines with grapes and nothing else.A non-vintage un fined, un filtered un oaked low sulphite wine. Explosion of ripe tropical fruits with a salty fresh finish. Food pairing : Fregola pasta with shellfish and tomatoe sauce, any grilled vegetables, fish and chips

Region
Variety
Vermentino, Moscato di Sennori
Alcohol-abv
13%
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Sardegna

Sardegna

Sardinia's terroir is full of promise for the hopeful vigneron, the available soils and bedrocks infact vary from granite, limestone and sandstone to mineral-rich clays and free-draining sands and gravels. Such a favorable combination of such elements contributed to making the Vermentino di Gallura one of the only four Italian DOCG white wines.

DOCG and DOC

The majority of Sardinian vineyards lie on the western side of the island, which is also where its most location-specific DOCs are found. From south to north: Carignano del Sulcis, Vernaccia di Oristano, Malvasia di Bosa and Alghero. The exception to this westerly bias is Vermentino di Gallura, whose catchment area covers the island's north-eastern corner.

Grape Varieties

Production is extensive around the port of Cagliari in the Campidano area, where the little known Girò, Monica, Nasco and Nuragus varietals grow alongside Malvasia and Moscato. The best examples tend to be dry wines made around Cagliari, as well as those from the Planargia hills and the town of Bosa, which boast its own Malvasia di Bosa DOC.