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Spec sheet

TypeWhite wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

Created to promote the historic Vernaccia di Oristano variety, a favourite of the Contini winery, over the years Karmis has become one of the firm's iconic wines. Their dynamic and modern interpretation of this variety, without added yeast, leads to this young, fresh and pleasant wine. Vernaccia is the principal grape in the blend and its vines are grown in sandy clay soils on the Sinis peninsula while the other fruit, including Vermentino grapes, are from the volcanic soils of Monte Arci. The resulting wine is a splendid example of Sardinian wines, combining marine nuances with volcanic minerality.

Karmis is vinified exclusively in glazed concrete tanks. Its charming straw-yellow colour with greenish hints indicates its youth. It has fragrant aromas of white flowers, like honeysuckle, tropical fruits, such as bananas and pineapples, and the peel of citrus fruits. In the mouth, Karmis is a wonderfully fresh, smooth, balanced and flavoursome wine with a pleasant, fine and lingering body. It pairs especially well with lightly seasoned white meat and, as with many good white wines, is also ideal for accompanying aperitifs.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 6ºC and 8ºC

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The winery



The Contini winery is an Italian winery that has grown and matured like its wines, celebrating success thanks to the passion and commitment of no less than four generations who have made it what it is today. For 120 years, the Contini winery has been inspired by one leitmotif: Vernaccia di Oristano. Over the years, other noble wines have been added to Vernaccia: the ancient variety Niddera, traditional Vermentino and Cannonau wines, successful experiments such as Carmis, the...