Description

It was the early 1950s when Silvio Carta founded the eponymous company in Baratili San Pietro, immediately devoting himself to the most traditional of the local wine productions: Vernaccia di Oristano. An amber gold that embodies nobility and generosity, which immediately charms and conquers the palate.

The skilful vinification, the long resting in a barrel and the careful and loving care by the Maison Silvio Carta have made this incredible wine an authentic glory of Sardinian oenology.

Sixty years have passed since then, but Vernaccia still remains a family matter. But now there is more. After more than half a century, Silvio, together with his son Elio – the latter at the head since 1972 – still devote themselves to the production of the greater Vernaccia di Oristano DOC. However, thanks to a careful look towards innovation and the loving care of very deep passions, today the Silvio Carta company is also synonymous with Mirto ‘riserva’, London Dry GinVermouth and other typical spirits distributed all over the world as precious examples of an ancient and luxuriant land: today, the world smells of juniper, myrtle and citrus fruits from Sardinia thanks to the excellence of Silvio Carta.

Tasting Notes

Really lovely nose here, very floral, with fresh red fruit, all strawberry, fresh and jellied, and delicate silky tannins on the palate. Complexity and depth are excellent – this is one of the most refined and elegant cannonaus I’ve come across from Sardinia, very well made, precise and evidently quality wine. There’s a Burgundian-like silkiness to the texture, while concentration and especially the lingering perfume are impressive. [Tasted December 2020. – 92 points, John Szabo, MS, WineAlign.com]