New Releases from Sardegna’s Olianas
Olianas 2016 Vermentino di Sardegna 13%
Star-bright and dark yellow, this wine has an open and inviting nose. It smells of peach skin, heather and Green Chartreuse. The palate is just as tantalizing and open with similar flavors and a waxy texture on the palate. Its flavors are savory and even salty with straw, lightly bitter nut pith and dried apple tones. Appealing as a sip alone, this will be even better accompanied by mid-weight and savory dishes, especially those with heartier seafood influences.
Olianas 2016 Cannonau di Sardegna 14%
This wine looks like a deeply ripe cherry in the glass. Following on that theme, it smells a bit like a mocha cherry-chino. The palate is bright and bright with a beguiling savory and dusty quality that is moreish. The tannins are surprisingly suave and the bright and refreshing mouthfeel is noticeably smooth. Lingering tones of black cherry skin and mulberry hydrate the well-balanced palate on the lingering, sappy and soil-driven finish. This pairs well with salumi and good conversation!