||Apart from "Torbato" Alghero is also known
for the following wines: "Cannonau" the most famous Sardinian red wine; "Vermentino di Sardegna";
"Nasco" and recently the red "Cabernet Sauvignon" and the white "Sauvignon", which are becoming
very popular thanks to the fact that this vine thrives in the soil and climate of the Alghero area. The
success of the white wine "Vermentino di Sardegna" is due also to the suitability of the soil and
climate. This vine is so successful that there are a large number of producers of "Vermentino"
among which there is the one in Usini, a village not far from Sassari.
Going southward, in the hills of Planargia, in the province of Nuoro there is the famous "Malvasia di
Bosa D.O.C." which is a white sweet wine with an unmistakable flowery bouquet.
wine is now also available as a sparkling "demi-sec".
In the province of Nuoro,
"Cannonau-Nepente di Oliena", an excellent red wine, which was praised by Gabriele
D'Annunzi is produced. The vines from which "Nepente di Oliena" is made grow in one
the few areas of Italy where there is nummulitic clay soil, the same type of soil in which
the "Champagne" grapes from Reims grow. In the vineyards around Oliena and Ogliastra
"Cannonau" of high quality is produced.
||Going southward, in the area around Sorgono,
"Mandrolisai" a red wine (also available as a rosè) is produced. At the same latitude as Sorgono, but in a
different habitat, in the Tirso valley and in the tablelands of Oristano, another Sardinian wine is produced,
the famous "Vernaccia di Oristano D.O.C." which is a white wine that ages well, and is very similar to the
best sherry from "Jerez". "Vernaccia di Oristano" is a deep golden yellow wine of ancient origin and is
ideal for 'meditation and or conversation'. It is the perfect accompaniment to the delicious traditional