Vermentino, the white wine from the north and center of Sardinia
Vermentino is the most famous white grape variety in Sardinia. The majority of the Italian Vermentino vineyards can be found on the Mediterranean island. The high altitudes and lower temperatures in the north favor the cultivation of the fruity grape. Some light Vermentinos from Sardinia have the aromas of apples, lemons, figs or papaya. In the Sardinian northern regions Gallura, Anglona, Romangia and Nurra the white wine develops a fresh, tangy acidity. On slate or, for example, granite, the complex, yellowish wine sometimes acquires mineral characteristics.
The harvest of the sparkling Vermentino is in September and October. Especially worth mentioning are the Vermentino di Gallura DOCG. The white wines with the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) quality and origin designation exude a delicate and extremely pleasant bouquet. The aromatic wine echoes on the palate for a long time and with great pleasure.
Typical for the wine from Sardinia: Cannonau
Cannonau (also called Grenache) is a very well known, typical red wine from Sardinia. After the grape harvest the Cannonau often matures over a long period of time. The mostly ruby red wine passes through several tanks and barrels. Finally, the aromatic wine is aged in the bottle. Sometimes it takes up to six years before the pleasure can be given free rein. When the wine bottle with Cannonau is then opened, the fragrant, elegant bouquet unfolds and often exudes a fruity and slightly sweet smell.
This wine is well suited for Sardinia. Because the red grape is resistant. It copes well with the very warm, low-precipitation summer months of Sardinia. In Sardinia there is often a strong wind. Cannonau defies this effortlessly and ripens unswervingly on granite or sand. We recommend the dry red wine from VINELLO.de for game dishes, beef or pork.
The grape varieties of the island Sardinia
On the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia, various grape varieties thrive and ripen to produce a delicious wine. Some white grape varieties are called:
Without a doubt, the red grape varieties produce a delicious wine. They are called among others:
Winery in Sardinia
The Sardinian grape varieties are well treated on the estate. The winegrowers, who grow their grapes with family care, sometimes allow visitors to taste them in the wine cellar (ital. cantine). The oak barrels are stored there lying down. This gives the wine the opportunity to rest, mature and develop its unique taste.
Many wine roads in Sardinia lead along the vineyards. On the journey it is often worthwhile to pause and let your eyes wander. The wine-growing region reveals itself with gentle hills, surrounded by a mountainous landscape, blue skies and beautiful green nature. The winery Sella & Mosca is large, influential and traditional. International reputation and excellent wine speak for this successful winery from Sardinia.
Wine growing region Sardinia
The Italian Mediterranean island has optimal conditions for white and red wine. Many intensive sunny days and a Mediterranean climate allow the vines to ripen fully. Rainfall is very low in summer, but increases again shortly before the grape harvest in late September and October. In Sardinia wind is a constant companion. Temperatures rise noticeably from north to south due to the geographical exposure of Sardinia. Vermentino is grown in the north, while red grapes are grown in the south. The autochthonous grape varieties of Sardinia stand out from the rest of Italy. Light blue water, fine sandy beaches, a rich flora and the magnificent wine make the big island a popular tourist destination.
Interesting facts about wine from Sardinia
How did wine come to the island of Sardinia?
It is likely that the Phoenicians brought viticulture to Sardinia in the 1st millennium B.C.E. Starting from the eastern Mediterranean coast, the ancient Phoenician maritime trade routes also extended to the south and east coast of Sardinia. Wine growing has thus been practiced in Sardinia for about 3,000 years.
How large is the vineyard area in Sardinia?
At present, the area under vines in Sardinia is about 35,000 hectares. The viticulture on this beautiful Mediterranean island was state-subsidized after the Second World War. Sardinia reached its maximum of about 70,000 hectares of vineyards in the 1980s.
Are there only white and red wines from Sardinia?
No. There are also rosé wines. Sardinian dessert wines sometimes remind one of sherry or fine and fruity berries.
Buy wine from Sardinia online at VINELLO
You can buy delicious wines from the island of Sardinia in our online store at VINELLO. Browse VINELLO for wine and Sardinia. Our service is first-class: You can pay comfortably in our online store. At the same time you will receive a safe and fast shipping. Order wine from Sardinia for your personal enjoyment or as a gift for your relatives or friends.
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