- Region : Sardinia
- Winemaker(s) : Silvio Carta
- Website : http://www.silviocarta.it
Silvio Carta s.r.l. is a located in Sardinia with a broad range of excellent quality products in the field of liquors and spirits. Sardinia with its clear sea and sharp...
Silvio Carta s.r.l. is a located in Sardinia with a broad range of excellent quality products in the field of liquors and spirits. Sardinia with its clear sea and sharp mountains covered by intricate vegetation of wild beauty, Sardinia is famous for evidence of human presence since very ancient times, of which nuraghes are the most significant and well-known image among the broad public. However, the island's charm doesn't only come from the unique beauty and variety of maritime areas, but also from other peculiar elements that make it a completely unmistakable world, such as its culture, habits and traditions, folk costumes that still even now are jealously kept, archaeology and, last but by no means least, its enogastronomy. Added to this is the great variety of the landscape and the mild climate for the majority of the year, which make Sardinia one of the most popular international tourist destinations and Silvio Carta a regional favourite. Elio, son of the founder Silvio, is at the head of the company and combines an unquestioned managerial ability with a solid technical preparation, grown through years of hard work after getting his degree in 1972 at the prestigious Technical Institute of Oenology in Conegliano Veneto. Thanks to his years of experience, the founder Silvio Carta still even now contributes to the success of the company, which mixes the constant research of innovative solutions with a meticulous respect for traditions. The Oristano Area Since ancient times, the presence of the river Tirso has been an important natural resource for the Oristano territory, ensuring the fertility of pastures and fields and encouraging human settlement. The alluvial grounds of the low Tirso valley are made of material that comes from the disaggregation of rocks in the area and represent the ideal environment for the cultivation of grapes of prime quality. Among these, a special place is occupied by the Vernaccia variety, obtained from the homonymous white vine of the area. Probably introduced to Sardinia by the Phoenicians, this vine variety owes its name to Romans who were talking about 'vernacula' (vernacular) grapes, namely belonging to the place where they were cultivated. It has a small and close bunch with round grapes; harvest takes place at the end of September, a period when the right concentration of sugar is achieved. From this vine variety, the homonymous wine Vernaccia is obtained and it is one of the most celebrated and appreciated in Sardinia. After accurate vinification, it is aged for 8-10 years inside barrels to obtain a product with unique and unmistakable characteristics and bouquet. The wine, characterised by high alcohol content (16%) and a distinct ageing ability, features a nice amber colour and a pleasantly rich, almond taste. It is excellent when served chilled as an aperitif or with fish dishes and grey mullet botargo. It is also wonderful as a dessert wine, especially with amarettos and other almond sweets typical of the Sardinian confectionery.