Superbia Gallurese is a Sardinian white wine produced by the San Michele di Berchidda Consortium, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, made from 100% Vermentino grapes from vineyards in the locality of San Michele.
The Vermentino grapes are grown in the 1.5-hectare vineyard on ‘Sabbione da granito in disfacimento’ soil, trained to guyot – yield 50-60 quintals per hectare, one deliberately thinned out at the right time to obtain the best ripening of the bunches remaining on the vine. During the harvest, further selection of the grapes is carried out. The vineyards are also equipped with a drip system for emergency irrigation.
A perfect terroir for Vermentino di Gallura grapes, with a typical Mediterranean climate characterised by spring and autumn rains, hot and windy summers with significant temperature excursions.
The harvesting of the Vermentino Superbia Gallurese grapes is carried out in the traditional way, the bunches are cut by hand and placed in boxes, and all cultivation operations in the vineyard are carried out with great care: thinning of the grapes before the vine is turned over and manual selection at harvest time, allocating only grapes of excellent quality to the production of Superbia.
Once in the cellar, the destemmed grapes cold macerate for a period of 48/72 hours, after which soft pressing is carried out, and the free-run must ferments slowly at a temperature of 11-12 °C for about 20 days. Then further ageing on the lees and frequent bâtonnage for 6/7 months.
Superbia Vermentino di Gallura DOCG is a wine with good structure and complexity of intense and elegant aromas with notes of yellow-fleshed fruit, dates and Mediterranean scrub that we find on the palate, with pleasant savouriness and freshness, the result of Superbia’s interpretation of the character of the land from which it originates.
It goes perfectly with raw fish, shellfish and molluscs, first courses and main courses of seafood cuisine. Try it with medium-aged cheeses or salami with a full but delicate taste.
It is recommended to serve at a temperature of 10-12 °C.