Sardinia (/sɑrˈdɪniə/, Italian: Sardegna [sarˈdeɲɲa], Sardinian: Sardigna [sarˈdinja]) is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and before Cyprus) and an autonomous region of Italy. The nearest land masses are (clockwise from north) the island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Tunisia, the Balearic Islands and Provence. The Tyrrhenian Sea portion of the Mediterranean Sea is directly to the east of Sardinia between the Sardinian east coast and the west coast of the Italian mainland peninsula.The region has its capital in its largest city, Cagliari, and is divided into eight provinces.
Posts about Sardinia
    • Italian Indigenous Varieties: Giro’ Nero from Sardinia

      January 13, 2015 · 1:29 am This week’s indigenous grape hails from Sardinia, a beautiful region in Italy and one that should be on everyone’s bucket list. I have never seen such beautiful water as off the coast of Northern Sardinia near the Maddalena. I went on a fabulous sailing trip there some years ago but my photos aren’t digital so for the moment, these will suffice. An incredible place.

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  • Sardus Pater ‘Is Solus’ Carignano del Sulcis 2012

    … Warm and spicy, embodying the sunny island from where it was crafted, a cozy Carignan for sipping on its own or pairing with a wide variety of dishes. Winery: Cantine Sardus Pater is located on the island of Sant ‘Antioco, off the southwestern coast of Sardinia. It was founded in 1949 and began producing wines in 1955; today the cooperative…

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  • Raffaldini Vineyards - Great Italian Wines from North Carolina

    … the sensations are of flowers and minerals and the palate is apple, pear and lemon. Vermentino can be found under fairly intensive cultivation in nearly all the Southern Mediterranean coastal districts from Spain to Liguria and on the two major islands semi-enclosed by that arc, Corsica and more famously, Sardinia. It is also grown in small areas…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 4 readers -
  • Exploring The Red and White Wines of Northern Italy

    … down quite like that. It was more like this: Wayne regaled me with a tale how he came to make wine in Italy and how he returned to his current role. I also calmly asked, if it ain’t oak, what the heck is going on with these white wines? A red wine grape, Refosco, was discussed. A quick trip to Tuscany was undertaken. Finally, more geekiness…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    …, on the sweeter side of things, we sampled Lambrusco, the slightly “frizzante” red wine from Emilia-Romagna, and Moscato, the floral dessert wine from Piedmont. A wide variety of wines, quite representative of Italy. …

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  • Good Texas wines honor Terroir

    … brought to Houston for tasting two whites, a 2012 Viognier and a 2012 Texas Muscat, and six reds include four Tempranillo and 2 blends. Favorites among his selections were the 2012 Pedernales Cellars GSM and the 2012 Texas Muscat. I also enjoyed the George Bush 25th Anniversary Reserve 2012 Texas Tempranillo, and laughingly said, “I’m surprised I like…

    Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blogin Merlot- 6 readers -
  • A Grenache That Liked Me: Maison Bleue Winery

    … of blackberry. In my slow sipping of the wine I picked up more of the blackberries and other dark fruit, with light hints of pepper and spice. Indeed a long finish. This is a wine I would relax with and sip on. Okay, so I was going to grow up and be a Latin major, and currently me hablo Espanol muy poquito. However, while I can pronounce many French wine…

    Through The Walla Walla Grape Vine™- 3 readers -
  • Experience Hart House’s Seafood Celebration on Now

    … in varying sizes, but typically consists of semolina dough that has been rolled into balls 2-3 mm in diameter and toasted in an oven.” You do taste a bit of the toastiness from the pasta, and the sauce has a rich tomato-based earthiness. I love mussels and made sure I savored each one. Note, the mussels are out of their shell, so no messiness…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Chardonnay- 6 readers -
  • Tuscan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Thyme and Potatoes

    … the chicken once it has cooled a bit and serve warm with the potatoes and carrots. Top it off with a drizzle of the chicken’s natural juices. Serves four people. Recipe adapted from Gallo Winery. Casadei Sardinia Blend Isola dei Nuraghi IGT, Italy Made from the best selection of Bovale, Carignano and Cannonau, the most representative varietals…

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  • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

    … alcohol. Its famous regions are Priorat, Rioja, and Navarra, in Spain, the southern Rhone Valley in France, Sardinia in Italy, and Australia, and California in the new world. Oz Clark points out that the grape can have, ‘wild, unexpected flavors.’ This is what makes the grape so intriguing. You never know quite what you’re going to get. The typical…

    From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love- 7 readers -
  • Dettori, Sardinia (Italy)

    …, sometimes it's simply a traditional low stone wall. The whole area (we can say that for all of Sardinia it seems to me) looks parched and dry like it hasn't rained for months, but in spite of this obvious water stress the plant life including the vines seem to be fine, just that they adapt the size of their leaves or (like for the vine) let…

    Bertrand Celce/ Wine Terroirs- 1 readers -
  • Yeast odd-balls: Trying to understand flor

    … convenient, but they’re also, often, the primary interest of whichever regional body is helping to fund the research). A study of flor yeast recently published in PLoS One (which means that it’s open-access; no paywall!) is notable for including samples from Hungary (Tokaj), Spain (Jerez), France (Jura), and Italy (Sardinia). This group of French…

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  • Carignano del Sulcis – A Gem from Sardinia

    … to medium-bodied, while others are full-bodied, meant for peak drinking some seven to twelve years (or more) after the vintage. Some are aged only in steel or cement tanks, while some are aged in barriques, thus resembling a more international style of wine. One of my favorite wines was the Cantina Mesa “Buio” (Buio is local dialect for “dark”). The 2013…

    Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwinesin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Even more from Italy!!!

    …. In the mouth this modern wine had ripe grip to the flavors dominated by tobacco, smoke, and bacon in the drying finish. This wine will clearly last but there is more structure than fruit. **(*) Now-2022. 2006 Taurino, Notarpanaro, Salento Rosso – $20 Imported by Verity Wine Partners. This wine is 100% Negroamaro. Alcohol 14.5%. This wine had a light…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 3 readers -
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