Sabbia Vino Bianco


Sabbia is obtained using white grapes of the area of production, vinified as a red wine, with skins contact during fermentation, and aging in barrique.

Oxidized wines have no additives and are very natural with complex aromas and flavours.

Sabbia is no exception; expect chamomile and green tea, ripe peaches and toasty character with nutty notes. Rich and full-bodied.

This highly unique wine ferments in steel tanks, without controlled temperature, and slow maceration with skins and seeds.

Long aging occur in old French barriques, typical to this process.

The wine’s sand colour mirrors the vineyard’s orange colour and is the inspiration for its name – Sabbia – Italian word for “sand”.

Tasting Notes

Variety: white grapes of the area of production

Colour: gold yellow with orange reflections

Scent in perfume: intense, with note of ripe peaches and apricots. Light spices, green tea and chamomile

Flavour: full-bodied, pleasant note of ripe yellow fruits and nuts. Mineral and saline sensations with light oak nuances.

Best served at: 8-10 °C – 47-50 °F

Food matches: fish soup, foie-gras, spicy ethnic foods

Vinification: fermentation in steel tanks, without controlled temperature, and slow maceration with skins and seeds.

Fining: long aging occur in old French barriques, typical to this process

Available sizes: 0,75 l

Ageing potential: 5-7 years from the harvest


Jancis Robinson 2020 16.5/20

Guide Jancis Robinson

Score 16.5/20

Publish Year 2020

Rating: 16.5/20

An orange wine made from Arneis in Piemonte. No vintage on the label, but I think this is a single-vintage wine. Slow fermentation on skins and pips without temperature control.

Long maceration. Aged in French barriques. Sabbia means sand – the colour of the wine and the vineyard soil.

Incredible glowing amber gold and smelling of ginger biscuits and dried peaches and marigold petals. Very, very, very spicy!

I make this absolutely gorgeous Yemeni spice blend called Hawaij and it tastes just like it. Bone dry, with the only fruit being shavings of dried Seville orange peel and a stencil of apricots.

Crisp-fried sage. Dusty. It smells and tastes like the dust of a tobacco auction floot. Tannins, subtle, supple, fine, as if a nanometre thickness of molten rubber had been painted on and peeled off.

Long, intruiging, challenging wine.

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James Suckling 2020 92/100

Guide James Suckling

Score 92/100

Publish Year 2020

James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Sabbia Vino Bianco with a score of 92/100.

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Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2020 88/100

Guide Annuario dei migliori vini italiani

Score 88/100

Publish Year 2020

Sabbia Vino Bianco

Di gran morbidezza balsamica l’aroma, di gran fittezza la trama compositiva estrattiva dei vini di Demarie.

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Sabbia Vino Bianco


Production area: Municipalities of Roero

Farming: tradizional – guyot

Kg of grapes per hectare: no more than 100 quintals/hectar

Max wine liters per hectare: around 7.000 litres

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol vol. (%): 13,5%

Sugar rate: < 4 g/l

Total Acidity: 5,3 g/l

Total SO2: < 100 mg/l