Sardegna | White Wine
Sardinia today has a vineyard area of about 43,000 hectares, two-thirds of which is used to produce red wines. The southern location in the Mediterranean ensures abundant sunshine; new vineyards are often planted in the lee of mountains or trees. The cooler north produces mainly fresh, fruity white wines with nice acidity and fragrance; the warm south and west sides of the island offer good conditions for red, white and dessert wines. The hilly northeast offers the best conditions for the white variety Vermentino, because there it is not quite so hot, and the granite content of the soil favors the finesse of the wine. A good Vermentino from the island has a flavor profile all its own. The first and only Sardinian wine to receive DOCG recognition is Vermentino di Gallura, which grows in the hinterland of the city of Olbia. - Gerardo [TS07/22]
"From an oenological point of view, Sardinia is a paradise of vines for the most diverse varieties. In the north reigns the Vermentino, a grape that nowhere else on the island gives such excellent results." - Slow Wine
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Sardinia is an island in the Mediterranean Sea known for its excellent white wines. The wine growing areas in Sardinia are primarily located in the north and center of the island. The main white wine producing areas are Alghero, Gallura and Vermentino di Gallura.
Vermentino di Gallura is one of the most famous white wines of Sardinia and is produced exclusively in the Gallura region. It has a light, fresh and fruity note and is excellent as an aperitif or with fish dishes. Vermentino di Gallura DOCG is particularly well known and meets high quality standards. Another well-known white wine from Sardinia is Vernaccia di Oristano. It has a strong and spicy taste and goes well with meat dishes. Vernaccia di Oristano DOC is particularly well known and meets high quality standards. Ansonaco is a white grape variety grown mainly in the Alghero region and has a particularly intense and spicy taste and it is excellent with mature cheeses or game dishes.
In recent years, wine producers in Sardinia have invested a lot in improving the quality of their wines and today there is a wide range of high quality white wines. Some wineries also offer wine tastings and guided tours of the growing areas to learn about and taste the different types of wine. - Gerardo [TS01/23]