The Santadi Winery was established in 1960, when a group of grape growers, coordinated by ETFAS, the Land Reform Board of Sardinia, joined forces to set up a cooperative winemaking and marketing business. The place where it was set up is Santadi, in south-western Sardinia, at the heart of the Sulcis district. The winemaking at Santadi is supported by the dedication and skill of all the grape growers and workers in the vineyard.
The grapes making Cala Silente come from their vermentino vineyards that have the best exposure, cultivation density and yield per plant. The harvesting of the grapes starts in early September and ends in early October.
The hand-picked grapes are sorted with only the best being selected at the winery before being approved for vinification in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (16-18 °C). After completing alcoholic fermentation, the wine develops further in cement vats in contact with its lees, during which time it acquires greater roundness and taste.
Straw yellow with luminous green and golden tinges. The aromas and flavours are complex as well as intense, with hints of apple, peach and citrus fruits. This wine has a natural long finish with distinctive suaveness and balance.
The Cala Silente is a good match for fish and white meat dishes, especially those dressed with fine aromatic spices and sauces.