||"Semidano" is another wine from
this area that also traces its origins to ancient times and nowadays both the dry and the sweet
are being rediscovered and re-evaluated. This area also produces an excellent red wine,
"Nieddera", which goes well with roasts and game.
Going southward we reach the home of the "Nuragus" vine which is perhaps the most
ancient vine in Sardinia.
|"Nuragus di Cagliari D.O.C." is a dry
white wine that has become more appreciated in recent years since some vine growers'
co-operatives have been producing it. The same can be said for the
excellent "Malvasia di Cagliari D.O.C.".
Along the tableland of the Campidano and in the area of Sarrabus-Muravera, "Cannonau di
Sardinia", a red wine is produced while the hills near the tableland of Campidano are well
known for the excellent red wine "Monica di Cagliari". Finally, as the last jewels of this
excursion from north to south we should consider "Carignano di Sulcis D.O.C.". Probably
of ancient French origin, "Carignano" shows how Sardinian oenology has managed to
combine ancient traditions and modern methods to produce this prestigious wine.
||Added to the list of the numerous
Sardinian wines, there are many sweet dessert or "meditation" wines produced in various areas
in Northern, Central and Southern Sardinia. These are usually "raisin wines" and very strong. The
red "raisin wines" are "Cannonau" from Alghero, Oliena and Tortolì. The white "raisin wines" are
"Vermentino" and "Nasco" from Monti and Alghero.
Sardinia produces excellent single-vine grappas from the raisin grapes of: "Cannonau" and
"Nasco" in Alghero; "Vermentino" in Monti; "Moscato" and "Vermentino" in Olbia; "Malvasia"
in Bosa and "Vernaccia" in Oristano.
In life there are few pleasures so pure as good wine.
Sardinia is a small island that God has blessed with the purest, finest wine and food.
For gourmets a visit to this paradise is a must.