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Sardinia (Sardegna) is a vast island off the west coast of Italy in the Mediterranean. Its open position has made it prone to invasion and subsequent settlement by many cultures through the centuries, with multicultural influences on its grapes and vineyard practices as a result. The first known inhabitants were an ancient tribe called the Nuraghi, who lived there some time around 1500 BC and built conical stone structures throughout the island, some 700 of which still exist. The Nuraghi were known to trade with the Phoenicians, but this alignment brought about an invasion from the Carthaginians who were fighting with Greece at the time. The Romans were next, then the Spanish, Visigoths, Byzantines, back to Spain, Austrians, French (Savoy), then finally in the 1800s it came into Italian hands and stayed there. 
 
Despite its proximity to mainland Italy, perhaps due to settlement from so many outside cultures over the years, almost none of the more common Italian grapes such as Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Sardinia View all

  • Péloursin

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Aglianico

    History of the grape: There is documented proof of the existence of Aglianico in Basilicata, Italy as far back as the...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

Subregions of Sardinia

Popular Wineries in Sardinia View all

  • Argiolas

    Argiolas history begins in the early 1900s with the Founder Antonio Argiolas. Now the third ge...

  • Cantina di Santadi

    The Cantina di Santadi Winery is located in the Sulcis area, in South-western Sardinia, just a fe...

  • Sella

    Sella makes wines from Lessona and Bramaterra. The soil in Bramaterra includes sand of volcanic o...

  • Giovanni Cherchi

    [ITA] L'azienda Cherchi nasce nel 1970 con due ettari di vigneto ricevuto in eredità e, nei pri...

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Sardinia on Snooth

  • Parolto Cantina Sociale di Castiadas 2001

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    Un vino delicatamente speziato che dopo 13 anni (2001 To 2014) mantiene ancora il suo equilibrio e i suoi profumi. Un vino che conserva il carattere della sua terra, un corpo vigoroso con note profumate di salsedine di uve cresciute a metà strada tra la l'entroterra e il mare. Ottimo abbinamento con carne in umido e selvaggina. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna 2013

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    Very citrussy and fruity on the nose with complicating hints of peach and spicy, antiseptic, polleny floral notes. Juicy and a bit fleshy on entry with depth of flavor that recalls fruit nectar. this is in fact a bit thick on the palate with lovely peach tinged pineapple and clementine flavors. The creamy texture really becomes pronounced on the... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna 2013

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    W/S SB, 88 Read More

    Wine review by dbesseiii


  • Turriga. Argiolas 2008

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    Quite possibly the Biggest Super Tuscan I've tasted. At it's best for Napa and McLaren Vale fans. Thanks Argiolas.!ps. It's not a super Tuscan. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • The dangers of brett have been well discussed over the years, though there are ... about what people over in Sardinia and Sicily, etc. might be doing. Read More

    Forum post in the topic A purposely 'bretted' wine?


  • Santadi s.c.r.l. Terre Brune Carignano del Sulcis DOC Superiore 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by Pascal Krass


  • Argiolas Costera IGT 2007

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    Quintessential Italian red wine...good staying power in the fridge. Well balanced acid and tannins. Red fruit. Little pepper on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • I don't know if anyone will see this, but I hope to get an answer.  I ... ... bottle of wine from Sardinia. (I don't know how large it is, but I just know it's larger than the regular 750 ml) He would like to have it rebottled into smaller bottles.  From what I'm reading, it looks as though this is not possible without spoiling the wine.  But ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Taste without Waste: Store...


  • Cannonau di Sardegna 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Enrico G


  • Argiolas Vermentino Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino 2010

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    Pretty, straw color. Fruity/floral nose. Very refreshing on the palate. Seems to be some slight effervescence. Some citrus flavor. Nice tartness. Some minerally bitterness on the back of the palate. US$12.99 at the Wine Club in Santa Ana. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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