Passo Antico, Isola dei Nuraghi, 2014

 

Dad brought this for his 80th Birthday Lunch and we got to try it later. “Old Steps” from the Island of the Nuraghi (the tower symbol of Sardinia) a solid dry Red from Sardinia.

“Old Vines Cultivated & Harvested with Passion” – Bottled in Bardolino?

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Vermentino, I Fiori, Pala, 2012

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This Sardinian Vermentino was a pleasant find on the Wine List at Francinis in Castlemartyr. The Main course of the meal was included as part of our weekend package.

Very pale colour, tropical fruit nose with a slight cloying honey note in a zesty dry mineral delivery.

At €29 this was a bit steep like a lot of things in Castlemartyr. Nice 9 hole golf course on-site.

We plan to visit Cagliari – where the Azienda Agricola Pala is – and explore the southern part of Sardinia in the not too distant future.

 

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