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Sardinia is also a world of tastes and flavors to be discovered With our post we will try to guide you in this process, providing tips and informations on where, how and when to taste the products of this land.
Not Only Beaches: Mount Limbara

Not Only Beaches: Mount Limbara

Mount Limbara A paradise for trekkers of all ages   Mount Limbara is a rocky granitic massif in north-eastern Sardinia. It is the southern border between the historical and geographical regions of Gallura and Logudoro. The highest peak is Punta Balistreri, 1,359...

The Giants of Mont’e Prama

The Giants of Mont’e Prama

The Giants of Mont'e Prama A fascinating mystery   When about 25 years ago I moved to Tuscany, I had never heard of the Giants of Mont'e Prama and so last year, when I saw for the first time a newspaper article that talked about the discovery of new statues, I'm...

Wines of Sardinia: The Girò

Wines of Sardinia: The Girò

Girò Red Wine DOC Fine grape variety and of great potential, especially for the production of dessert wine or sipping wine. Probably its origins  date back to the Spanish rule, when it was introduced in Campidano di Cagliari. Girò have been most popular during the...

The New Wine

The New Wine

New Wine Grape Harvest 2014   We finally arrived in November and the first taste of the wines of the Grape Harvest 2014 is on the shelves. The Novello(new wine), obtained by a fermentation method used in France for the production of a wine called Beaujolais...

Wines of Sardinia: The Nasco

Wines of Sardinia: The Nasco

Nasco White Wine DOC   Grown in Sardinia since ancient times, Nasco is a precious variety of rare finesse. Today it is cultivated mainly in calcareous and sunny soils  of the inland of the province of Cagliari(see post), in particular, in the municipalities of...

Wines of Sardinia: The Monica

Wines of Sardinia: The Monica

Monica Red Wine DOC   The Monica vine is one of the longest-standing in Sardinia and is to be found all over the island. Is believed that its introduction is due to the Camaldulian monks around the 11th century, from whom its name is derived. Another theory...

Wines of Sardinia: The Semidano

Wines of Sardinia: The Semidano

The Semidano White Wine DOC   White grape, of uncertain origin, very common in antiquity. The spread of phylloxera in the late 1800, a parasite that destroyed vineyards throughout Europe, led to a reduction in the cultivated area. In fact, at the time of...

Not only beaches: Jerzu, City of Wine

Not only beaches: Jerzu, City of Wine

Jerzu City of Wine   Jerzu is an ancient agricultural village of Ogliastra(in the territory of the province of Nuoro) inhabited since prehistoric times, located at 5oo meters above sea level and it is surrounded by "i tacchi"(heels, characteristic rocky massifs,...

Wines of Sardinia: The Vernaccia

Wines of Sardinia: The Vernaccia

Vernaccia di Oristano White Wine DOC   Ancient and noble grape, cultivated in  Sardinia since the time of the Phoenicians. Over time, its cultivation has been limited almost exclusively to the province of Oristano. The name of the vine, held to have been...

The sardinian wines amaze again!

The sardinian wines amaze again!

Guide Wines of Italy (2015) by L'Espresso Sardinian Wines at the top     The Guide Wines of Italy (2015) by "L'Espresso" is arrived in bookstores, now in its fourteenth edition, and it is again a very detailed overview of the oenological reality of our...

Wines of Sardinia: The Torbato

Wines of Sardinia: The Torbato

Torbato White Wine DOC   The vine Torbato, is a white grape variety of undoubted Spanish origin, and grew significantly during the 300 years of permanence of the Catalans in Sardinia. Today is the less common on the island even though it is one of the finest. It...

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