Back in the early part of the decade, on a trip to Sardinia, I had the good fortune to be given a private tour and tasting of Sardinian powerhouse wine producer, Argiolas. Their windswept vineyards and ancient chai turn out some of the best wines from the Italian island , which while a part of Italy is yet so much like an independent country.
Like Sicily, the wines from Sardinia are made from roots that go deep into the volcanic based soil and get a big boost from the surrounding sea and coastal, maritime climate. That means sunny days, misty mornings, and cool nights.
The 2017 Argiolas Cosamolino, made from 100 percent Vermentino grapes, is one of those wines that just thrives there because of the long growing season and excellent work in the cellar. Slightly straw colored, with a tinge of green, the light, lively, dry white wine is a joy in the glass.
The lovely Sardinian white wine shows up with all kinds of subtle nose tingling nuances of white peach, melon, and pears, with just a hint of almond nuttiness. It’s enjoyable by itself or with fresh fish or fish chowder, and for those reasons and more, the 2017 Argiolas Costamolino is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day!