NV-C Tenute Dettori Renosu Bianco Romangia IGT, Sardinia, Sardegna, Italy (750ml)
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Pale golden hue, tropical aromatics with banana peel, and dried ﬁg. The palate is ﬂeshy, showing complex ﬂavors of plantain chips, yellow dragon fruit, starfruit and passionfruit; ripe and ﬂeshy with mouthwatering acidity and a hint of saline minerality on the ﬁnish.
The blend for the Renosu (meaning “sand”) Bianco is 95% Vermentino and 5% Moscato. The fruit was left to macerate on the skins for one day, and although labeled as a non-vintage wine, the blend is based on the 2018 harvest. The grape must underwent spontaneous fermentation and 3 months of aging in cement tanks before bottling.
Tenute Dettori is a historic winery tied to its territory, Badde Nigosolu within the IGT subzone of Romangi, Sardinia. Here, wine has been made for centuries, and many of Dettori’s vines are over 100-years-old. Winemaker Alessandro Dettori is one of the most passionate and influential ﬁgures in the Italian wine community, committed to producing authentic and expressive wines from his plot of Badde Nigolosu. Fanatical about biodynamics and natural practices, Alessandro’s estate was one of the ﬁrst to receive the prestigious Demeter certiﬁcation in Italy, an award that very few in the country have achieved.
The property encompasses 26 hectares located in Sorso and Sennori, known for sandy soils with gravel, limestone, sandstone, clay and alluvial deposits. Only indigenous varietals are grown: Vermentino, Pascale, Moscato di Sennori, Monica, and of course, Cannonau (AKA Grenache). Alessandro takes as natural of an approach as possible and is a mentor and icon for many in the region. He takes risks but never compromises his beliefs in natural winemaking. The cellar, built underground, follows the same principles. Only stainless-steel and concrete tanks are used, where spontaneous fermentation takes place with wild yeasts and no temperature control nor use of sulﬁtes except, and only if absolutely necessary, at bottling. No ﬁltration or cold stabilization are utilized.