Sardinia has ancient roots in winemaking dating back at least to the Bronze Age. The wines of this Island live a little in the shadow of its neighbour Sicily, but in terms of quality, it has fantastic potential with old vineyards and interesting native varieties. For the whites, Vermentino is king, with some of the best examples in Italy found in this region. For the reds there is Cannonau, the Sardinian version of Grenache, and the interesting variety of Carignano, a better version of France’s Carignan.
Richard Ballantyne MW