The Torbato grape is cultivated in the area of Alghero in Sardinia and is of undoubted Spanish origin, having been imported during the Catalan domination. In fact, the variety is also known as Vitis Iberian and with dialect names such as Uva catalana or Turbat.
In the surroundings of Alghero, where the soils is calcareous and argillaceous and the climate warm and dry - perfectly suited to this grape variety - the Torbato grape occupies an area of just about 90 hectares. The Torbato grape is generally vinified alone, still and sparkling, both included in the DOC Alghero.
The torbato berry is white, medium-small, spheroid with large, golden yellow skin. The bunch is medium, widely spaced, cylindrical or cylindrical-conical with a medium, orbicular, or three-lobed leaf and prefers hot, dry climates and with clay-calcareous soils. This variety has medium vigor and time of average maturity and an average productivity.
The grape Torbato gives a pale yellow wine with a delicate and fruity nose, warm and soft in the mouth with a slightly bitter final.
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