Capichera is one of the most important and renowned Sardinian wineries in Gallura, located in Arzachena, “nestled” among the granite rocks of the area. Despite having achieved strong commercial success, the company has remained family-run since the 1970s; its peculiarity was the intuition to enhance the pure Vermentino, sometimes vinifying in barrique and giving life to very long-lived wines capable of improving over time. Over the years the company has been able to produce interesting wines also based on red grapes, such as Carignano and Syrah, capable of perfectly representing the territory.
The Vermentino grapes are harvested when they reach optimal polyphenolic ripeness, which usually occurs between the end of August and the beginning of September. After destemming and soft pressing of the grapes, alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. The malolactic fermentation is instead carried out in barriques. The refinement of Vermentino is carried out in new and semi-new barriques for 4-6 months.
Intense straw yellow color with golden reflections. On the nose notes of tropical yellow fruit, intense flint, wild flowers, elderberry, rosemary and wisteria, with hints of white pepper and vanilla. On the palate it has a good softness, with pleasant notes of ripe fruit and a balanced final acidity. Long finish that recalls spicy and ripe notes.
Capichera Vermentino is a soft and structured white wine, ideal in combination with tasty and well-cooked fish dishes. If necessary and given the great aging potential, Capichera transforms into a perfect meditation wine.