Alghero is an extraordinarily beautiful city. Inland, there are vineyards everywhere. These vineyards produce some of the island’s most important wines: Vermentino di Sardegna and Cannonau di Sardegna.
In 1995, the Alghero D.O.C. appellation was also added. In a very short span of time, Alghero has become the island’s most interesting wine. It alone accounts for 40% of the island’s D.O.C. wine production and has somehow eclipsed the Vermentino di Sardegna and Vermentino di Gallura.
Alghero D.O.C. is produced in several single-grape varieties, as well as a white, a red and a rosé. Torbato and Vermentino Frizzante (sparkling) are quantitatively the most significant varieties of Alghero. But there is also a red, Cagnulari, which deserves attention. Made with an ancient local grape variety called Cagnulari, this wine has a bright ruby red color and a very special bouquet.