Cala Forte is a lively and casual Vermentino possessed of great Mediterranean character. With its golden hues, striking aroma and fresh intensity, it is a perfect companion for a pre-dinner drink or rich fish and white meat dishes.
The growing season was noteworthy for a fine autumn and a very wet winter, which contributed to plentiful underground water reserves. The budding phase began about a week late, but the favourable climate in April and May, and a particularly hot July – mitigated by cool night temperatures – helped the plants accelerate their growth and reach the veraison ahead of schedule. The grapes’ ripening proceeded at a very soft pace thanks to a very rainy August that lowered the overall temperatures and supported the development an excellent product from a polyphenolic and aromatic perspective.
Cala Forte 2016 is a straw yellow colour with golden hues. The nose is fresh with white peach, tropical fruit and jasmine flower scents. In the mouth the fruity notes are intense with a significant crispness and minerality that confer good balance and persistence.