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Sardinia is a picturesque, Mediterranean island that lies between Corsica and Sicily. It has become a much-loved tourism hot spot, with idyllic white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, rough and rugged mountainous landscape, delicious artisan food traditions and for those in the know, Sardinian wine! Their unspoilt soils and the hot, dry, windy, maritime climate provide amazing conditions for quality wine production. The island boasts an array of native grape varieties for those wanting to discover something different, but no two are more dominant here than Cannonau and Vermentino.

Cannonau (the local name for Grenache) is Sardinia’s signature grape and the most widely planted variety on the island, making up 30% of their production. Cannonau di Sardegna is generally low in acidity and high in tannins and alcohol, with dark red berry fruits, plums, earth and spice. Vermentino is the go-to white here, typically unoaked, dry, fresh and bright with citrus and floral flavours. Mostly planted towards the coast, rather than inland like Cannonau, these whites have a lovely salinity, due to the proximity to the sea.

Interestingly, people in Sardinia live far longer than average and they have the highest population of centurions anywhere in the world! So between lifestyle, climate, and diet (which includes washing down a meal with their delicious local wine), they must be doing something right! Discover what Sardinian wine producers have to offer with Sociovino, look no further for a case of classic Sardinian whites or Sardinian reds.

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