Sella & Mosca Terre Bianche Cuvee 161 Alghero Torbato DOC 2021

Type: White
Country: Italy
Region: Sardinia, Alghero
Grape Variety: 100% Torbato
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Viticulture: Organic Farming

Climate: Hot and dry climate with windy conditions influenced by the vineyards’ proximity to the sea
Terroir: 18 year old vineyards grow on a marine sedimentary soilbed cultivated with the spurred cordon system
Ageing: Pre-fermentation cold maceration (10°C) for 24 hours, soft pressing, cold settling, fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Part of the wine ages in stainless steel tanks on the lees for 6 months. 15% of the wine age in barrique

Color:Deep straw yellow enlivened by brilliant golden highlights
Nose: Captivating aromas of Mediterranean scrub, thistle and medicinal herbs
Palate: Fresh flowers and ripe fruit embrace the palate, combined with a barely perceptible hint of spice and marked mineral tones. Smooth at the start, savoury and almost salty in its reminiscence of the sea, it has acid energy that makes it sharp despite its excellent body

About the Winery:
A jewel in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a rustic and enchantingly beautiful island with extreme geography and vinous diversity to tempt travellers and wine enthusiasts alike. Mr. Sella and Mr. Mosca fell in love with this land over a century ago and established Sella & Mosca, one of Italy’s most renowned wine estates. The estate was since founded in 1899, at a time where phylloxera was ravaging Europe. However, as Sardinia was detached from the mainland, the island could harvest phylloxera-free baby vines, which were sold in other regions of Italy and southern Europe.

Today, the winery is one of the largest estates in Europe today, with 541 hectares of vines planted. The climate here is hot and dry, with inland vineyards covering mountainous terrain of granite, schist, sandstone and limestone soil. The vineyards are surrounded by a budding ecosystem, with landscaped gardens, a profusion of flowering oleanders, maritime pines, palm trees and eucalyptus.

Sella & Mosca’s produce are highly revered by wine critics around the world. Antonio Galloni (Vinous) has published “I always look forward to tasting the wines of Sella e Mosca, one of Sardinia’s most historic properties. These wines deliver terrific quality and tons of pure value.” His words were echoed by Monica Larner (Robert Parker) who wrote that its Carignano del Sulcis is “a frankly ridiculous value.” Their wines had placed Sardinia on the viticultural map and brought famed to the classic Cannonaus, brilliant Vermentinos and bold Carignan del Sulcis.