Skip to main content
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart

2022 Vermentino Isola dei Nuraghi “Fria”

Deperu Holler
Discount Eligible $37.00
SOLD OUT

Grown on a rocky escarpment in northern Sardinia, this Vermentino is the epitome of a great Mediterranean white. There is fleshy, golden, sun-ripened fruit, an evocative note of wild herbs and flowers drifting through a summer breeze, and the finish is not just saline, but full-on salty, as if a Mediterranean storm surge somehow ended up in the tank. The vines are farmed organically, regularly licked by cleansing winds off the coast, and the wine is fermented spontaneously and bottled unfiltered. You won’t find a more authentic or refreshing expression of island Vermentino than this.

Anthony Lynch


Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Vermentino
Appellation: Vermentino di Gallura
Country: Italy
Region: Sardinia
Producer: Deperu Holler
Winemaker: Carlo Deperu
Vineyard: 8 years, 13 years
Soil: Limestone, marl, sandy decomposed granite
Aging: Wine ages 7 months in stainless steel
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 13%

More from this Producer or Region

About The Region

Sardinia

map of Sardinia

Our first foray into Sardegna is very recent, and it only took one trip to fall in love with the island, its culture, and its wines. Similar to its northerly neighbor, Corsica, there is a strong regional identity here that goes far beyond its official status as one of Italy’s twenty regions. Its people are proud, strong-willed, and deeply attached to their traditions—a distinctive character often seen with island people and accentuated by its long history of invasions and outside rule.

This tumultuous past has resulted in diverse influences—Greek, Roman, Aragonese, Catalan, and Ligurian, just to name a few—that have shaped the island’s culture, language, cuisine, and wines over many centuries. While Vermentino and Cannonau (aka Grenache) reign, Sardegna also boasts a number of indigenous grapes that are capable of expressing something unique in its abundant variety of terroirs.

The Mediterranean plays a major role, providing cooling, salty breezes to coastal areas, while the rugged, mountainous interior is home to high-altitude sites where wines retain freshness in spite of the southerly latitude. The granitic highlands of Gallura and Barbagia come to mind as some of its most qualitative zones, but a range of soils, elevations, and varying distance to the sea mean that the island is capable of producing wines in all styles, from crisp whites to powerful reds and exquisite vini dolci.

The three growers we represent bring something new to the table, something fascinating that is not found elsewhere in Italy or even in nearby Corsica. Their wines evoke the rustic beauty of this fascinating island civilization, and of course, pair perfectly with the local cuisine, be it seafood-based or the hearty, earthy specialties of its interior.

More from Sardinia or Italy

Discount Eligible $36.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $52.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $54.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $128.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $69.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $61.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $52.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $128.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $62.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $36.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $76.00
AT CART MAX
Discount Eligible $76.00
AT CART MAX
Kermit Lynch

You don’t have to be rich to cellar a great wine.