Cala Silente Vermentino di Sardegna DOC
This celebrated winery takes its name from the medieval town of Santadi, in the Sulcis peninsula of southwest Sardinia – a landscape of contrasts and dramatic beauty, where the pure white sand dunes of Porto Pino and the greenery of the Pantaleo forest and its centuries-old oak trees, cork trees and holly oaks call home. Founded in 1960, Cantina Santadi began as a partnership between fine local growers, making it deeply rooted in the Sulcis terroir.
The Santadi vineyards cover 500 hectares (1,235 acres) of prime, gently rolling hills reaching right out to the sea. They are all within an eighteen-mile radius from the winery so that the fruit can be moved quickly. The sandy nature of the soil is conducive to the survival of pre-Phylloxera rootstock. In the words of enologist Raffaele Cani, “The parasite does attack the roots, producing small holes in them. These cavities, however, are immediately filled up by grains of sand that heal the wounds, as it were, allowing the plant to thrive in spite of Phylloxera.”
This fresh, delicate white made from 100% Vermentino grapes is characterized by wonderful aromas, a roundness on the palate, attractive balance and fruit.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, USA, Canada, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2017 | James Suckling93
- 2016 | Vinous91
Type of yeast:
16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)
Aging before bottling:
Lower Sulcis, Sardinia
Sand and clay
Time of harvest:
Starts in late August and ends in mid-September
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Straw yellow with bright green and golden reflections. Complex and intense with notes of apple, peach and citrus and a natural persistence, distinguished for its unique elegance and balance.
Best at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).
Pairs with fish and white meat, prepared with aromatic seasonings and sauces.
13,5 % vol
Riccardo Curreli - Consultant: Giorgio Marone