The Consorzio San Michele winery was founded in 2013 in Berchidda, a Gallura town renowned for its winemaking tradition and production of the fine white wine Vermentino di Gallura Docg.
The San Michele Consortium was founded by four members who, with their skills, created a reality that could enhance the symbolic vine of the area.
The name St. Michael's derives from the country church of the same name that is located near the farm's 13 hectares.
The Consorzio San Michele was established with the goal of producing a superior quality product that can enhance the character of the grapes and the land from which it comes.
A yield below 70/75 quintals, wise pruning and controlled use of relief irrigation are the methods to achieve this.
'Like grandparents did it,' this is the business mission of the San Michele Consortium using only carefully selected vermentino grapes that give rise to a product that resists the alchemy and contamination imposed by the market,
The consumer and enthusiast who drinks the Consortium's Vermentino wines will be inebriated with the scents of Gallura's wind and sun.
The production of the wines of the San Michele Consortium
The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand, kept at a controlled temperature and crushed within four to six hours of cutting so that their natural characteristics are preserved in the best possible way.
In the winery, the winemaking process begins with soft pressing, fermentation in steel tanks at a temperature of 15-16 °C and a period of refinement on the lees ranging from 7 to 8 months and then aged for another two months in glass after bottling which usually takes place at the end of May.
The vines are born on eluvial terrain of granitic rocks, where the water that reaches the aquifers of the Mount Limbara is pristine, a unique micro climate, coupled with the four members' preparation in raising the vines have resulted in the three pure Vermentino di Gallura DOCG wines of the San Michele di Berchidda Consortium: Invidia, Sinfonia and Superbia.