Sardegna

Sardinia's terroir is full of promise for the hopeful vigneron, the available soils and bedrocks infact vary from granite, limestone and sandstone to mineral-rich clays and free-draining sands and gravels. Such a favorable combination of such elements contributed to making the Vermentino di Gallura one of the only four Italian DOCG white wines.

DOCG and DOC

The majority of Sardinian vineyards lie on the western side of the island, which is also where its most location-specific DOCs are found. From south to north: Carignano del Sulcis, Vernaccia di Oristano, Malvasia di Bosa and Alghero. The exception to this westerly bias is Vermentino di Gallura, whose catchment area covers the island's north-eastern corner.

Grape Varieties

Production is extensive around the port of Cagliari in the Campidano area, where the little known Girò, Monica, Nasco and Nuragus varietals grow alongside Malvasia and Moscato. The best examples tend to be dry wines made around Cagliari, as well as those from the Planargia hills and the town of Bosa, which boast its own Malvasia di Bosa DOC.

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