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Schirru "Arkimia" Bianco 2021

$33.99
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Organic. 100% Nuragus. 'Arkimia' is a term of Latin origin for alchemic practices meant to change 'vile metals' into gold. Schirru chose this name because the native variety Nuragus has often been mistreated; in the past it was called 's'axina de is pobrusu,' or 'the grape of the poor,' since for many farmers it had the function of a being a commodity, debt-paying crop due to its high yields. Arkìmia is Schirru's intention to transform the misunderstood Nuragus into gold. The vineyard parcel is one of Schirru's two most important family plots; this bush-trained vineyard is called 'Senussi,' located in their home village of Orroli. The vines are 25, 55, and 120 years of age throughout different pieces of the vineyard. Soils are pure schist with little topsoil, located between 300-500msl. The fruit is always hand-harvested, fermented with 24 hrs' skin contact in stainless steel. Aged in steel for 11 months on fine lees, unfined, unfiltered.