Sardinia, due to its position at the center of the Mediterranean, has been a meeting place of different cultures for a long time. In the oenological field, since ancient times, it has been the land where dozens of vines, mainly from Spain and the eastern Mediterranean area, found their home. Most of the red vines of Sardinia are grown with the “alberello” system, to keep the grapes close to the ground and to face the strong wind.
Usually, the red Sardinian wines have an alcohol content between 14% and 16%.
The 5 Best
This vine is a type of Grenache and grows anywhere on the island. We are deeply connected to this grapes, to its aroma and its flavor, which represent an indispensable element of our daily lives and culture.
It is a vigorous vineyard that grows well along the coasts as it is resistant to salty winds and spring chills. Especially produced in the south-west, it is a wine of great complexity and elegance, which lends itself to long aging.
Monica is one of the oldest and most cultivated vines on the island. The beautiful ruby red color, the aromas of red fruits and the soft tannins make it the perfect wine to serve fresh during the summer.
Muristellu is a vine imported by the Spanish around 1300. In the last years is having an exceptional qualitative evolution. It loves hilly terrain lashed by salty air and gives dark, tannic and full-bodied wines.
A bright red wine with aromas of red fruits, rich in tannins, fresh and harmonious. His name refers to the abundance of his production, in fact, “black Caricagiola” means “black that gives a lot of grapes”.