Wines : Sardegna

Isolation in mid-Mediterranean has made Sardinia the most idiosyncratic of Italian regions. The island’s vines tell a story of their own, frequently with a Spanish accent. The Mediterranean stalwarts are there in the various clones of Moscato and Malvasia, but several other varieties are unique in Italy, such as Girò, Cannonau, Nuragus, Monica, Semidano, Torbato and Vernaccia di Oristano...

Among DOC wines, whites prevail by nearly two to one over reds. The island’s most productive vineyard area is the Campidano. The varieties grown there, Girò, Malvasia, Monica, Moscato, Nasco and Nuragus, carry the name of Cagliari in their denominations.

The wooded slopes of the northern Gallura peninsula and the northwestern coastal area around Sassari and Alghero are noted for premium whites. Vermentino dominates the dry wines though the Torbato under Alghero DOC can be equally distinguished. Vermentino makes a white of winning style in the Gallura hills, though it can be produced throughout the region under the Sardinia DOC. Moscato can be either still or sparkling, but it is always sweet.

Still another refined sweet white is Semidano, which has a DOC for all of Sardinia, though it is most noted from the town of Mogoro.The most individual of Sardinian wines is Vernaccia di Oristano. From a vine of uncertain origin grown in the flat, sandy Tirso river basin around Oristano, it becomes a Sherry-like amber wine with a rich array of nuances in bouquet and flavor.The most popular white variety is Nuragus. It is the source of a modern dry white, clean and crisp, if rather bland in flavor.

The island’s important red varieties are Cannonau, a relative of the Granacha brought from Spain, and Carignano and Monica, also of Spanish origin. Cannonau and Monica can be dry or sweet, though trends favor the dry type. Cannonau also makes a fine sweet wine, which can be reminiscent of Port. A rising star among red wines is Carignano del Sulcis. A curiosity among the reds is the moderately sweet Girò di Cagliari. In addition to its 20 wines of DOC and DOCG, Sardinia has 16 IGTs, the most of any region.
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Sardus Pater - Carignano del Sulcis - Is Solus 2005
Sardus Pater - Carignano del Sulcis - Is Solus 2005
Carignano del Sulcis DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
Good  4 reviews   
Contini - Valle del Tirso IGT - Karmis 2008
Contini - Valle del Tirso IGT - Karmis 2008
Valle del Tirso IGT (Sardegna, Italy)
Very good  3 reviews   
Sella E Mosca - Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2008
Sella E Mosca - Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2008
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
Very good  2 reviews   
Sella E Mosca - Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2007
Sella E Mosca - Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2007
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
Good  2 reviews   
Daniel Mencher :  Uniquely Corsican - Originally published at The Nice Drinks In Life: http://thenicedrinksinlife.blogspot.com/2012/11/sella-mosca-2007-cannonau-di-sardegna.html In... 
Karana-Colli del Limbara 2012
Karana-Colli del Limbara 2012
Sardegna (Italy)
Satisfying  1 review   
Cantina di Mogoro il Nuraghe - Nero Sardo 2011
Cantina di Mogoro il Nuraghe - Nero Sardo 2011
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
1 review   
Millésima-usa.com
13.49 $
1 Bottle - Livrable
Contini Cannonau Tonaghe 2011
Contini Cannonau Tonaghe 2011
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
Excellent  1 review   
Stellato 2011
Stellato 2011
Vermentino di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
Very good  1 review   
Vermentino Funtanaliras 2011
Vermentino Funtanaliras 2011
Vermentino di Gallura DOCG (Sardegna, Italy)
Good  1 review   
Sella E Mosca - Vermentino Monteoro 2010
Sella E Mosca - Vermentino Monteoro 2010
Vermentino di Gallura DOCG (Sardegna, Italy)
Very good  1 review   
Renosu Rosso IGT Romangia 2009
Renosu Rosso IGT Romangia 2009
Sardegna (Italy)
1 review   
Aragosta - Rosé 2008
Aragosta - Rosé 2008
Alghero DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
1 review   
Argiolas - Is Solinas 2008
Argiolas - Is Solinas 2008
Sardegna (Italy)
Very good  1 review   
Argiolas - Perdera IGT 2008
Argiolas - Perdera IGT 2008
Sardegna (Italy)
1 review   
Costera Argiolas 2008
Costera Argiolas 2008
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
1 review   
Argiolas - Costera 2007
Argiolas - Costera 2007
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
Excellent  1 review   
RP  90
Gabbas Lillové Cannonau di Sardegna 2007
Gabbas Lillové Cannonau di Sardegna 2007
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
1 review   
Karel - Monica di Sardegna 2007
Karel - Monica di Sardegna 2007
Monica di Sardegna DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
Good  1 review   
Madrigal - Campidano di Terralba - Bovale 2007
Madrigal - Campidano di Terralba - Bovale 2007
Campidano di Terralba DOC (Sardegna, Italy)
Good  1 review   
Masone Mannu - Vermentino di Gallura - Petrizza 2007
Masone Mannu - Vermentino di Gallura - Petrizza 2007
Vermentino di Gallura DOCG (Sardegna, Italy)
Good  1 review   
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