Meet the Winemaker

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Gioacchino Sini, born in 1881, held a deep and abiding love for the town of Berchidda in the province of Olbia Tempio, Sardinia. Gioacchino, along with his sons Pietrino and Pasqualino, planted the first family vineyard in 1949. Nestled in the district known as Gallura, between Mt. Acuto and the Gallura sea, the area has long been recognized as a rich agricultural corridor due to the northwest exposure, the sea breezes, and the rich alluvial soil composed of crushed granite and sandstone. This Gallura terroir allows varieties such as Vermentino and Cannonau to reach their fullest potential.

Fruit from the first vineyard was used to make wines for enjoyment of family and friends. It was Gioacchino’s grandson, Gioacchino Jr., who studied Viniculture and Oenology at Oristano University, built the first family cantina in 2000 and succeeded in the process of blending tradition with technological innovation, thus writing a new chapter in the family business. The motto is “Remember the teachings of the past while exalting today's technologies”. The company's philosophy is to create wines notable not for the quantity produced but for the quality achieved.

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Featured Wine

2021 Biancosmeraldo Vermentino di Gallura Superiore DOCG - 100% Vermentino di Gallura fruit from Berchidda (Olbia Tempio) is manually harvested in early September and goes directly into a refrigerated room at a temperature of 32° F where it is kept for 24/48 hours. After destemming, the grapes are kept at 32° F for 48/72 hours then soft pressed. This long cycle of vinification is meant to preserve all fragrance and aromas of the original fruit. The must then ferments in stainless still tanks at a tightly controlled temperature. Wine is then left on its lees for several months before being bottled. This Vermentino is straw yellow in color with bright greenish hues. The wine delivers an intense aroma of apple, white peach, and floral notes of Spanish Broom on the nose, and a clean, crisp finish of fresh fruit on the palate. Enjoy this Vermentino with shellfish, vegetable soups, and soft cheeses.