Winetasting on 29th February 2012
Some 45 directors and owner-managers of London businesses attended a Winetasting of Sella & Mosca wines from Sardinia at the Mercure London City Bankside Hotel on Wednesday 29th February.
Sardinia's wines are not very well known outside the island but it does have over 28 000 acres of vineyards (3.85 of the Italian total) and, like the island itself, most of the wines have a strong foreign influence- particularly Spanish. The best white wines come from the northwestern coastal region and the red from the southwest.
Members had an opportunity to taste 5 wines, ranging in price from £7.75 to £21.65 a bottle. The one voted most popular was Terre Bianche Torbato di Alghero. Tasting notes for this wine were as follows:
"Made from the Torbato grape and named after the Terre Bianche vineyard, the wine is pale straw-yellow with golden tones; it shows a rich, elegant, minerally palate with zesty grapefruit, dried herb and floral aromas." It is priced at £8.85 per bottle.