vermentinoCantina Gallura Piras Vermentino DOCG 2014 $22 ★★★½

Crafted from vermentino grapes grown in the granite soils of coastal Sardinia, this bone dry but beautifully structured wine has a huge lift of lemon and white peach on the nose followed by a slice of samurai-sword like acidity across the tongue with every sip.  We don’t get to see a huge amount of vermentino here in New Zealand but I’m hoping that’ll change because it’s a superb style to sip with freshly steamed shellfish, sashimi or even Asian or Island style raw fish salads.