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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

  • Vermentino

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

  • Aglianico

      Grape: Aglianico Color: Red   Main Regions: Italy (Apulia, Basilicata, Campania).   Description...

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Subregions of Sardinia

Popular Wineries in Sardinia View all

  • Sella

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

  • Cantina di Santadi

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

  • Giovanni Cherchi

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

  • Alberto Loi

    The Alberto Loi Estate was established by the end of the forties and the beginning of the fiftie...

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Sardinia on Snooth

  • 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?


  • Terre Brune Carignano del Sulcis DOC Superiore 2001

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    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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    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


  • Nuraghe Crabioni Vermentino di Sardegna 2011

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    Earth and mineral on the nose, with notes of dried brush and fennel framing bright lemon-driven aromas. On the palate this is bright, nervy and well balanced, with a touch of late arriving richness adding some depth and helping to buffer the bracing acidity. That richness carries onto the finish, which shows a hint of ripe tropical fruit paired ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Il Nuraghe Semidano Mogoro Anastasia 2008

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    Semidano is an autochthonous sardeginan vine, which is due to the low yield almost no longer grown. It is dry, fruity and very tasty. It matures over a year. A perfect wine for seafood and fish. Serve chilled 8-10°C. Read More

    Wine review by tiposarda


  • Cantina di Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Rocca Rubia 2009

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    Prior to drinking the wine was decanted for around two hoursIn the glass, Rocca Rubia had a deep cherry color almost black. On the nose, there was a heavy aroma blackberries and blueberries, a bit of vanilla, some leather and hints of vanilla.Alcohol by volume was label listed at 14%. After taking a sip, I noticed mellow tannins and tasted dark... Read More

    Wine review by vino in love


  • Il Nuraghe Cannonau di Sardegna Nero Sardo 2011

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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


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