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 Gin, Vermouth 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.
It is sinuous, elegant and balanced in the mouth. Magnetic. It hypnotises you with its cashmere colour. Bewitching. It confuses you with its Mediterranean scents. Alchemical. It bewitches you from the first sip.
It immediately recalls its main botanical plant – myrtle – to then range over fruity and mineral notes of the Mediterranean maquis.
Pigskin Pink is a gin obtained from the infusion and subsequent distillation of the Mediterranean botanical plants of juniper, myrtle leaves, helichrysum, Salvia Desoleana sage and artemisia. After distillation, an infusion of wild berries picked by hand is added to the gin. At the end of this operation, it acquires its pink colour. The very intense perfume is accompanied by the delicate but distinctive marine scent, with typical aromas of the Mediterranean maquis with predominance of artemisia. The flavour is savoury, tasty and refined.