since the Bronze age, the Sardinian has started the grapevine plantation and set off the wine production.
The techniques and practices of winemaking were born during the prehistoric times, in the Middle East. However, since the Bronze age, the Sardinian has started the grapevine plantation and set off the wine production.
There has been a unique historical relationship between the island and the grape-vine. This is demonstrated by the number of vineyards and wineries within the island.
In Sardinia there are 15 IGT (Geographical indications), 17 DOC ( an Italian level of classification) and one DOCG (controlled and guaranteed designation of origin) that is the “Vermentino” from Gallura.
The DOCG is the short version of “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita”, which is a quality assurance label for Italian wines, helping buyers to recognise high quality wines rather than counterfeited wines or frauds.
The wine export has increased significantly, making Sardinian wines well known and appreciated all over the world.
Nowadays, many wineries are well-equipped and it is even possible to visit them for laboratories, workshop, degustation,contemporary exhibition, etc.
Any vineyard is often characterised by its “territory”, that refers to specific geographical and geological characteristics of grapevine plantations.
There are different kinds of vineyards such as Cannonau and Vermentino, being the most famous worldwide. Among others, are worth mentioning some like Carignano, Cagnulari, Torbato, Semidano, Malvasia, Nasco, Nuragus, Moscato and Vernaccia.