• "Tyrsos" Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2019

      “Tyrsos” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2019

      A traditional Vermentino di Sardegna: fresh, pale yellow, with a pleasant aroma, good fruit, tasty spice and fine lemon notes. A living wine! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vermentino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel tank
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      20040219 ·  0,75 l · 9,03 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      6,77 €
    • "Elibaria" Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2018

      “Elibaria” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2018

      Aromatic purity and the clear territorial character are the distinguishing features of Elibaria. The granite soils give the Vermentino di Gallura that certain something. Compact, yet elegant, with a variety of tropical fruit aromas and fine minerality. An exceptional white wine! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vermentino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20040518 · 0,75 l · 15,21 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      11,41 €
    • "Karmis" Bianco Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2019

      “Karmis” Bianco Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2019

      Karmis, a pleasing white Vernaccia-based wine, comes from the lower Tirso Valley in the area between Cabras and Baratili - where a typical Mediterranean climate prevails with mild winters, little rain and very hot, breezy summers. Its colour is brilliant and deep yellow, its bouquet is delicate but persistent with fresh fruit. Soft, full and with good aroma correspondence on the palate. An excellent aperitif and accompaniment to light dishes. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Vernaccia, 20% Vermentino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20040119 · 0,75 l · 15,21 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,41 €
    • "Mamaioa" Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2018 (BIO)

      “Mamaioa” Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2018 (BIO)

      The name Mamaioa (ladybird) stands for luck and in this case untouched nature. On clayey limestone soils, the vines, cultivated according to strict organic principles, are the origin of the grapes for this cheerful and very tasty red wine. Ruby red with violet reflections. Fruity, fresh bouquet of red fruits and meadow herbs. Soft, juicy and precise on the palate. Its fine liquorice note and well-dosed tannin make it an ideal accompaniment to light meat and poultry dishes. SUPERIORE.DE

      Unfiltered and without added sulphite!

      "There’s real concentration to the nose, but also freshness with buttercups, dried daffodils, peaches and mangoes. This has a waxy, fleshy feel on the full-bodied palate, though there’s nothing overripe and the finely tuned acidity hones in the otherwise voluptuous shape." James Suckling

      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Nieddera, 40% Cannonau, 20% Merlot
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 25,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 8,56 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-015
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20042118 · 0,75 l · 15,21 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,41 €
    • "Maluentu" Nieddera Rosso della Valle del Tirso IGT 2017

      “Maluentu” Nieddera Rosso della Valle del Tirso IGT 2017

      Maluentu is the successor of the extremely popular Nieddera Rosso. High class red with a fine blackberry and sour cherry fragrance, the taste is soft-spicy and long. Maluentu is a very typical balsamic sarde with a beautiful drinking flow. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep red. Clean fresh and floral aromas and flavors of red fruit and sweet spices. Seamless and suave, this goes down like water. A lovely red. Made with a blend of local red grapes." Vinous

      "A very vibrant and fresh nose introduces bright violets and lavender, as well as citrus. A hint of charcuterie. Tightly wound with a really precise serving of acidity and firm, structured tannins. Medium-bodied and medium chewy. Drink from 2021." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Nieddera, 10% Other
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: each 50% stainless steel/cl. wooden barrel
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 115,00 mg/l
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      20042317 · 0,75 l · 15,47 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,60 €
    • "Inu" Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC 2016

      “Inu” Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC 2016

      Complex bouquet of dark fruit, liquorice, mint, minerals and sweet spices. Exquisite and irresistible the taste of this balsamic Cannonau. Inu is a sublime, elegant, very refined wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2015 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cannonau
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20042416 · 0,75 l · 15,47 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,60 €
    • "Barrile" Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2013

      “Barrile” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2013

      Paolo Contini's cherryy Nieddera interpretation is a deep ruby red with the typical aromas of ripe plum and cherry. Barrile is a magnificent wine of great richness, soft and warm after sweet cherries, fresh, structured and with a sweet wood spice. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This blend showcases two indigenous varieties—nieddera and caddiu—cultivated almost exclusively in the Tirso Valley. Intriguing flavors of juicy plums laced with fennel and briny notes of black olives give it a distinctly southern Italian character. A year in small and medium-sized barrels imparted black spice notes and mellowed the firm tannins. Rich and mouthwatering, this would be delicious alongside braised fennel and sweet sausage." Wine&Spirits

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Nieddera, 10% Caddiu, 5% Other
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,30 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 120,00 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20042513 · 0,75 l · 38,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,15 €
    • Vernaccia di Oristano Riserva DOC 1995

      Vernaccia di Oristano Riserva DOC 1995

      There are only around 8,000 (0.375l) bottles of this exceptional heritage wine, the only one in Italy to mature under a natural layer of pile yeast, which gives it its unmistakable character. Light gold with amber reflections. Complex bouquet of ginger, orange zest, caramel and roasted hazelnuts. Despite all the complexity on the palate, it is fresh, light and well-ordered, without any exaggeration, spicy and of endless length. One of the greatest sweet wines of Italy, which is not as sweet as one might expect. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernaccia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 to 20 years oak and chestnut barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 17,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 42,00 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20040395 · 0,375 l · 98,51 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      36,94 €
    • "Antico Gregori" Vernaccia di Oristano DOC s. a.

      “Antico Gregori” Vernaccia di Oristano DOC s. a.

      Vernaccia di Oristano Antico Gregori - a breathtaking blend of the best vintages. The base comes from the beginning of the last century and was refilled with the best Vernaccia selections from Contini. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Armagnac-brown, sweet, intense, multi-layered nose, very inviting; powerful, mouth filling, great acidity, expansive, pile and nut taste, remains for minutes in the mouth; incredible wine! ... impossible not to pause during the tasting to enjoy this wine." Merum

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Guide l'Espresso:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Merum:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vernaccia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Decades in small precious wood barrels
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 18,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,50 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 51,00 mg/l
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20040400 · 0,375 l · 181,71 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      68,14 €
    About the winemakers
    Attilio Contini
    Sardinia
    Attilio Contini

    At the Azienda Vinicola Attilio Contini wine connoisseurs involuntarily think of the legendary Vernaccia di Oristano. Located near Cabras, a medieval fishing village on the west coast of Sardinia in the province of Oristano and founded by Salvatore Contini about 120 years ago, the family winery continues to offer this glorious and originally most important, but less and less traded fine wine as a speciality. In the course of time, however, other wines of high quality full of character have found their way into the now very extensive range of Attilio Contini. The oldest winery on the Mediterranean island has undergone many changes and innovations in the course of its history. Today he is very passionately and competently continued by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren according to the local tradition of his founder.

    Just a few kilometres from Oristano, the winery with its 80 hectares of vineyards is situated in the heart of the Sinis Peninsula marine reserve. The sun-drenched fields rise above the Tirso valley and are located on the slopes of Monte Arci. A fresh sea breeze gives the Attilio Contini wines a slightly salty minerality. In the 1980s, the family began to explore the potential of historical autochthonous grape varieties. It has been instrumental in upgrading Sardinian varieties such as Cannonau and Vermentino. The extremely interesting, but not very widespread Nieddera have saved the Continis from oblivion, along with a few other winegrowers from Sardinia.

    With no prejudice to the merits of modern wine-growing technology, Attilio Contini continues the tradition of progress. The winery is known for special, very fascinating wines of high expressiveness. The spectrum of typical and terroir-true labels is broad: it ranges from old Vernaccia Riserve to impressive red and white plants. In order to underline a special closeness to nature, some wines without sulphite additives are produced in the cellar under the aegis of the creative and innovative oenologist Piero Cella.

    The long history of Attilio Contini has always been accompanied by a great deal of attention and recognition from the wine critics. Already in 1912 and 1913 Vernaccia wines of the family were awarded gold medals at the International Exhibition in Milan. In 1989 the wine guide Gambero Rossoselected the winery as the first Sardinian winery with the coveted Tre bicchieri. SUPERIORE.DE

    "For the Vernaccia wines of Attilio Contini there is nothing on a par throughout Italy." Vino Italiano - The regional wines of Italy

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1898
    • Owner: Family Contini
    • Oenologist: Piero Cella
    • Annual production: approx. 800,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 80 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation