The award ceremony of the 1st Vermentino National Wine Competition will take place within the 52nd edition of Vinitaly, which will be staged in Verona from 15 to 18 April 2018

Here is the name of the winners of the first Vermentino National Wine Competition, held in Monti at the Enoforum on 27 and 28 October 2017.

To organize the competition, which saw the protagonists of the wines of Lazio, Liguria, Puglia, Sardinia, Umbria and Tuscany, the APS Promo Eventi Association (as an Organism officially authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies of the Italian Republic ), in agreement with the Regional Agency Laore and the Consortium for the Protection of Vermentino di Gallura DOCG.

142 samples in competition, examined by a panel of 15 experts in the field, winemakers, national and international journalists and representatives of AIS, ASPI, EPULAE, FIS and ONAV, divided into three tasting commissions.

6 wines that received the Gold Medal obtaining a score ranging from 92 to 95/100, including the Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2014 of the Su’Entu winery of Sanluri, Monteoro, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 of the Alghero Sella & Mosca , Maìa, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2015 Superior of the Siddùra di Luogosanto winery, Biancosmeraldo Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2015 Superior of the Unmaredivino winery of Berchidda and the Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016, Solotredici of Gabriele Palmas of Alghero, finally unique “non sardo”, Vinca , Candia Colli Apuani DOC 2016 of the Vigneti Conti di Carrara winery in Tuscany.

There are 20 wines awarded the Silver Medal obtaining a score ranging from 89 to 91/100, and 56 with the Bronze Medal obtaining a score ranging from 85 to 88/100.

The Competition, for the first time at national level, was an important opportunity to promote Vermentino, an increasingly widespread and renowned grape variety, as well as the territory, as explained by Pier Giorgio Caria, Councilor of Agriculture and Agro-Pastoral Reform “l The excellence of Sardinian agro-food is the best visiting card with which to present and narrate Sardinia in the world. A set of different territories, which are increasingly united in a single identity where the environmental wealth is the basis for the production of good food and good wines. The Vermentino di Gallura DOCG is certainly one of the most representative brands of the north-east of our island, with the potential for productive, qualitative and employment growth that the companies of the sector have been carrying out for decades with numerous successes. The road we have to go even further is that of marketing and promotion, especially towards new emerging markets where consumers grow year after year “.

A great opportunity for Sardinia and the Gallura, says the mayor of Monti Emanuele Mutzu: “we are proud that the National Wine Competition took place in the capital of Vermentino where the heart of the production of this vine resides, and proud to have hosted it all ‘Enoforum, a structure dedicated to the promotion of wine, and in particular for our country, of the Vermentino itself. An event that has had a significant media dissemination both nationally and internationally, Mutzu continues, “a way of making known the goodness of this grape variety to an increasing number of consumers, but above all to make known the goodness it acquires in our territories”.

On the same level Renzo Peretto of the Regional Agency Laore, “an important first time, aimed at enhancing this enological excellence of our viticulture, in the Italian region where it attests the highest vineyard area, in a period like today, where the markets internationals are increasingly interested in this grape “. To underline Peretto continues, the importance of the conference dedicated to Vermentino that took place within the event “for the first time the genomic sequencing of this vine was presented, the first step to fully understand its enological potentials and exploit them to open new horizons linked to the enhancement of the same “in conclusion Peretto hopes” initiatives like this are welcome, with the hope that in the future the competition may become international and host wines from all over the world “.

For Daniela Pinna, President of the Vermentino Consortium of Gallura DOCG, it is a starting point “a good operation, with the hope that in the future it will become more and more important, and can give greater resonance to the Gallura that in this first edition done the honors “.

To be the year zero, highlights Pierpaolo Lorieri president of the jury, “the number of wine samples entered in the competition is really remarkable, as well as the number of areas involved, this shows that the path taken is the right one”. It also emphasizes the appeal it can have towards the consumer, in order to know the “real Vermentino” and towards the producers “in order to stimulate them to improve the quality”. In conclusion Lorieri offers the compliments to the Italian Sommelier Foundation – Sardinia, which took care of the service throughout the competition, “their work was of a truly impeccable professionalism and competence”.

Wines awarded with the Gold Medal

Cantina Su’entu “Vermentino” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2014
Vigneti Conti “Vinca” Candia Colli Apuani DOC 2016
Cantina Sella&Mosca “Monteoro” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Cantina Siddura “Maìa” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2015 Superiore
Cantina Gabriele Palmas “Solotredici” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina Unmaredivino “Biancosmeraldo” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2015 Superiore

Wines awarded with the Silver Medal

Pedres “Brino” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Consorzio San Michele “Superbia” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2014 Superiore
Locci Zuddas “Tramuntana” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantine Massidda “Cannisonis” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina di Dorgali “Filine” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina Trexenta “Contissa” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Unmaredivino “Terra e Mare” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Cantina del Vermentino “Aghiloia” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Tenute Aini “Incontru” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2015 Superiore
Masone Mannu “Petrizza” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Pedres ”Thilibas” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 Superiore
Contini “Pariglia” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Siddura “Béru” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2014 Superiore
Cantina Murales “Lumenera” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Cantina Gallura “Canayli” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 Tardiva
Santa Maria la Palma “I Papiri” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Vigneti Conti “Equilibrio” Vermentino Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC 2016
Fattoria Mantellassi “Lucumone” Maremma Toscana DOC 2016
Tenuta Asinara “Indolente” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Aurora Francesco “Massettano” Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC 2016

Wines awarded with the Bronze Medal

Cantina Porcina “Anima” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2015
Accademia Olearia “Chlamys” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantine di Dolianova “Prendas” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
San Leonardo “Li Muri” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 superiore
Cantina Ledda “Giaru” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
San Michele “Superbia” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 Superiore
Cantine Sardus Pater “Lugore” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina di Gallura “Canayli” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 Superiore
Cantina Asinara “Birbante” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC Brut Millesimato 2016
Cantina Mura “Cheremi” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Cantina Ledda “Solianu” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Alberto Loi “Theria” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Vini Fiori “Serra Aspridda” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Santo Iolo “Pratalia” Vermentino IGT Toscana 2016
Cantine Paulis “Ghineo” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantine Paulis “Evento” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina Tondini “Karagnanj” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 Superiore
Cantina Conti “Traverso” Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC 2016
Cantina Parpinello “Sessantaquattro” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina Nuraghe Crabioni Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Azienda Pascale “I Pilastri” Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC 2016
Cantina Piero Mancini “Adelasia” Vermentino di Gallura brut DOCG
Cantina Aini “Incontru” Vermentino DOCG 2016 Superiore
Cantina Piero Mancini “Piero Mancini” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 Superiore
Cantina Avogadro degli Azzoni “Le Fonticchie” Toscana IGT 2016
Cantina Camigliano “Gamal” Toscana IGT 2016
Cantina Tani “Meoru” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Vigneti Zanatta “Renadoro” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Cantine Sardus Pater “AD49” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC Brut Millesimato 2014
Cantina Carpante “Frinas” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantine Federici “Sarticola” Colli di Luni DOC 2016
Cantina Olianas “Olianas” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Masone Mannu “Costarenas” Vermentimo di Gallura DOCG 2016 Superiore
Cantina Bulichella “Tuscanio” Toscana IGT 2016
Tenute Cossedda “Arkadies” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina il Nuraghe di Mogoro “Le Giare” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina di Santadi “Cala Silente” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina Piero Mancini “Cucaione” Vermentino di Gallura DOG 2016 Superiore
Masone Mannu “Roccaìa” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2014 Superiore
Cantina Lunae Bosoni “Numero Chiuso” Colli di Luni DOC 2013
Cantina del Vermentino ”Funtanaliras Oro” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Cantina Li Duni “Renabianca” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 Superiore
Cantina il Nuraghe di Mogoro “Don Giovanni” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina La Pietra del Focolare “Villa linda” Colli di Luni DOC 2016
Cantina Contini “Mamaioa” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantine di Dolianova “Dolia” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantine di Dolianova “Naeli” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina Gallura “Piras” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Cantine Federici “Oro d’Isee” Colli di Luni DOC 2016
Cantina Meloni “Salike” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina Audarya “Audarya” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Cantina Tani “Taerra” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016 Superiore
Cantina Castiglia “Myali” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Cantina Gallura “Gemellae” Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2016
Santa Maria La Palma “Blu” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC 2016
Tenute Casteani “Serin” Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

The award ceremony will take place within the 52nd edition of Vinitaly, the most important event dedicated to the world of wine that will be staged in Verona from April 15th to 18th 2018.