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Wine Tourism in Sardinia: White, Red and Dessert Wines.
Tips for an alternative holiday to Sardinia
The island of Sardinia has a quality wine making that reaches its top level inside selected wineries. The precious job of skilled wine makers has allowed to improve the quality of the wines and to obtain high level products appreciated from many years in the global market and in the best wine expositions.
The Sardinian territory thanks to its features, to the climate and to the chemical composition of the grounds, is ideal to cultivate local and international grapes that here reach special qualities not replicable in other places. Sardinian wines have a generous alcohol content because the high sugar concentration in the grapes and particular tastes because the proximity to the sea.
The main and more known Sardinian grapes are Vermentino and Nuragus for the white wines, Cannonau, Monica and Carignano for the red wines, Nasco and Girò for the dessert wines. We find in the local production other grapes less famous but not less interesting, and also wines made by the mixture between noble and less noble grapes which originate high quality wines internationally appreciated.
Some wineries in the north and south Sardinia give ospitality and open their doors to visitors from the whole world, planning guided visits and testings which are suggested to discover Sardinian wines and how we use to make them.
Thanks to the cooperation of the best Sardinian wine makers it is possible arrange wine tours, testings, cooking classes, or simply half day excursions to offer a pleasant alternative during the beach and relaxing holidays.
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