The Moscato

Wines of Sardinia

It can be found throughout Mediterranean wine-growing territories. In Sardinia, it is chiefly present in the chalky, sunny zones of lower Campidano and Romangia, as well as the granite area of Gallura. It is an ancient species, already present at the time of the Romans, who called it vitis apiana, due to its always being surrounded by bees, attracted by the sweetness of its grape, but given its spread it may have arrived in Sardinia even in pre-Roman times. The Moscato has followed through the centuries the vicissitudes of the sardinian viticulture, from the mentioned ancient times to the present day. At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Moscato suffered the attacks of phylloxera which struck even the vineyards of Sardinia, which, at the end of the nineteenth century, were at  their maximum expansion. The revival of viticulture on the island with new rootstocks, gave a new impetus to the cultivation of the variety, so as to merit the appellation of origin since 1979. The winemaking techniques used include oenological practices that combine local traditions with the evolution of winemaking practices, which give the wine, in its different types, its peculiar characteristics.

The three areas give three characteristic typologies of Moscato, which have the following DOC nomenclature: Moscato di Cagliari, Moscato di Sorso-Sennori and Moscato di Sardegna spumante, sub-typed as Tempio or Gallura.

The sparkling variety apart, we may consider Sorso-Sennori as the best example of this marvellous wine, traditionally grown with the alberello system, of low yield per hectare. Exposure to the sun on dry chalky soil gives great depth to the taste of this rich, aromatic wine. Its warm colour suggests amber, the perfume is that of its fruit of origin, enriched with suggestions of honey, almond, figs, apricot jam and mosto cotto (cooked must). Exquisitely sweet, warm and soft to the palate.

Doc Moscato di Cagliari

Grape: Moscato Bianco min. 95%, max. 5% other grapes suitable for cultivation in the region of Sardinia.

Production Area: The Municipalities of the Province of Cagliari and Oristano

Yield in wine: Max. 65%

Alcoholic content: 15.0°, of which at least 3.0° to be developed

Type: Natural fortified wine min. 17.5°, 2,5° of which to be developed; natural fortified Reserve of at least 1 year ageing

Doc Moscato di Sorso - Sennori

Grape: Moscato Bianco min. 95%, max. 5% other grapes suitable for cultivation in the region of Sardinia.

Production Area: Sorso and Sennori areas, in the Province of Sassari

Yield in wine: Max. 60% in wine

Alcoholic content: 15.0°, of which at least 3.0° to be developed

Type: Sweet fortified wine

Doc Moscato di Sardegna Spumante

Grape: Moscato Bianco min. 90%, max. 10% other grapes suitable for cultivation in the region of Sardinia.

Production Area: All Sardinia(Subdenomination: Gallura or Tempio Pausania)

Yield in wine: Max. 70% in wine

Alcoholic content: 11.5°, of which at least 3.0° to be developed; Max. 14.5°

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