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The Wines of Sardinia

SARDINIA

Sardinia’s wines have little in common with those produced in the rest of Italy. The Island’s remote Mediterranean location, as well as the historic influence from other cultures, gives the wines a unique character.
Sardinia’s white wine industry is characterized by grapes that are seldom seen in other parts of Italy, like the prolific Nuragus and Vermentino. 
Nuragus is a grape of historical significance – it is thought that the Phoenicians brought the grape to the island. 
Wines made from Vermentino, are often bottled as Vermentino di Sardegna DOC.
Cannonau dominates in the eastern coast around Nuoro where strong, concentrated dry reds are made under the appellation Cannonau di Sardegna DOC, aged for at least one year in oak barrels, or at least two years for reserve wines.

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