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Crystal-clear waters and wilderness

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Sardegna: Little-known fine wines reflecting ancient savoir-faire

With untouched nature, sandy beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters, quiet villages inhabited by centenarians, and mysterious archaeological sites, Sardinia almost feels as if it is stuck in time. Still little-traveled – with the sole exception of glitzy resorts and beach clubs along Costa Smeralda – this large island in the middle of the western Mediterranean Sea boasts an unexpected setting: hills start to rise right behind the coast, making for a rugged landscape that turns mountainous only a few kilometers away from the sea. Given how treacherous the Mediterranean waters can be, it comes as no surprise that Sardinians have always preferred to settle amidst inland valleys

 
Sardegna Wines in a Nutshell
  • Area: 24.100 km2 (3rd out of 20)
  • Mountain: 13,6%
  • Hill: 67,9%
  • Plain: 18,5%
  • Highest peak: Punta La Marmora (Perdas Carpìas, 1.834 mt)
  • Population: 1.578.146 (2,7%)
  • Province: Cagliari, Nuoro, Sassari, Oristano, Olbia-Tempio, Ogliastra, Medio Campidano, Carbonia-Iglesias.

 

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Interesting facts about Sardinia
  • The first witnesses of wine production in Sardinia date back to the 9th century B.C. Remains of fermentation vats were found in the Monastir archeological site.
  • While most Italian regions have a local dialect, Sardinia has its own language - considerably different from Italian, hard to understand for non-natives,  and with a large quantity of local variants.
  • The region houses an incredible quantity of old, ungrafted vineyards. Sandy soils have allowed them to withstand the phylloxera epidemic and survive to our days.
  • Rainfalls range between 600 and 750 millimeters annually and between 60 and 80 millimeters in summer, making it one of the driest regions in Italy.
  • Due to the dry climate, moderate vigor of the varieties and high average age of the vineyards, yields per hectare in Sardinia are lower than in most Italian regions.

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Wine areas

The wine region of Sardinia is renowned not just for its stunning beaches, but also for its exceptional wines, particularly the Cannonau, Vermentino, and Carignano varieties.

Grapes

Sardinia takes immense pride in its 120 native grape varieties, showcasing not only these original treasures but also the imported grapes they have masterfully adopted. Experience the diverse and vibrant wine culture of Sardinia by exploring both its indigenous and adopted grape varieties.

Wineries

Oristano, Cabras, Solarussa, Milis, and Baratili San Pietro are home to some of the most prominent wineries, known for their exquisite wine production. Discover the exceptional wines from these areas for a taste of true craftsmanship.

Travel

Beyond the glamour of Sardinia lies an enchanting island rich in myths, traditions, and breathtaking landscapes, coupled with incredible cuisine that will captivate you. Begin your next adventure here.

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