Argiolas Costamolino

Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna DOC bottle image

Wine Description

Made from 95% Vermentino and 5% other Sardinian varietals, the grapes for this wine were harvested between August and September before being vinified in stainless steel tanks to preserve their fresh, aromatic qualities. Malolactic fermentation was partially carried out, allowing for greater richness without sacrificing the typical effusiveness of the Vermentino grape.

Antonio Argiolas
Argiolas Vineyard
Antonio, Francesca and Valentina Argiolas
Is Solinas
Autumn Vine
Argiolas Winery
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Acclaim
"Plenty of sliced-apple, pear and honey character follow through to a full body with bright acidity and a clean, fresh finish. Always a delicious white from Sardinia."
— James Suckling, Mar 2015
“The 2013 Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino opens to a bright, luminous straw color and lively tones of tangerine, white almond and spring flower. Costamolino makes a terrific value buy and a wine of this freshness and crispness would pair beautifully next to a lightly grilled tuna steak. The finish is cooling and refreshing. A tiny percentage of aromatic grapes are added to the blend and do help to bring noticeable intensity to the bouquet.”
— Wine Advocate, Dec 2014
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Vermentino di Sardegna DOC
Soil composition
Silty-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation:
625 feet
Vines/acre:
2,200
Yield/acre:
3.2 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern / Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1980-1990
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1989
Bottles produced of this wine:
650,000
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
95% Vermentino and 5% other local grapes
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
20-30 days
Fermentation temperature:
59 °F
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
3-4 months
Length of bottle aging:
1-3 months
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Analytical Data
pH level:
3.2
Acidity:
5.3 g/L
Alcohol:
14 %
Dry extract:
19 g/L
Residual sugar:
2.8 g/L