Usini, Sardegna, Italy 2016
Giovanna Chessa is a champion for Usini, its unique island terroir and its local grape varieties. The soil is mainly limestone as opposed the hard granite composition of the majority of Sardagna and she will be the first to point out the major differences in her wines compared to others for that reason. Her Vermentino has a depth of beautiful aromatics seldom rivaled anywhere, and this, her Cagnulari, is one of the very few exceptional examples of the grape. Again, with a wave of exotic aromatics that one can only conclude are singularly unique and the mouthfeel hits your senses seemingly all at once followed by a long and lingering umami balancing act.