Sardinia offers not only top-notch relaxation on beautiful beaches, but also top-quality wines thanks to its natural conditions. The selection is truly wide, and it is very nice that local wines from Sardinia are often focused on in the regular supermarket network. Trying local wine at a reasonable price is easy.
Karagnanj Vermentino di Gallura DOCG Superiore from Tenute Tondini Winery 2020
Vermentino di Gallura is the only wine variety in Sardinia included in the highest classification DOCG. Grapes have been grown for centuries in the northern tip of the island in the Gallura region. Thanks to the specific environment, the wines should be more complex and interesting. The color is straw yellow with light greenish reflections, and it can range from dry to sweet versions. Pleasantly drinkable wine. In our selection, it was the only more expensive bottle. Vivino rating: 3.9/5.
Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna DOC from Argiolas Winery 2020
The difference between the Vermentino di Sardegna type in this bottle and the Vermentino di Gallura in the previous one is in the location where the grapes grow. The Vermentino in this bottle was very pleasantly drinkable, fresh, and for me, it was the best among the wines we tasted. Vivino rating: 3.8/5.
Moscato di Sardegna DOC from Dolianova Winery 2015
Moscato di Sardegna from Dolianova Winery is a representative of sweet dessert wines with a fruity taste characteristic of Muscat. Perfectly chilled, I enjoyed it very much and would not hesitate to buy it again. Vivino rating: 4.0/5.
Cannonau di Sardigna Riserva DOC from Sella & Mosca Winery 2019
Cannonau di Sardigna is a popular type of red wine, its production in Sardinia exceeds 20% of all wines. It has a connection with the French variety Grenache. It is characterized by lower acidity and at least 12.5% alcohol. Vivino rating: 3.8/5.
Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis DOC from Santadi Winery 2020
Carignano del Sulcis is an ancient variety with higher acidity, fresh, fruity taste. Unfortunately, this particular bottle ended up last for me among all of them. Vivino rating: 3.6/5.
Karmis cuvée IGT from Contini Winery 2021
The last representative of Sardinian wines is a cuvée (blend) of Vermentino and another typical Sardinian variety Vernaccia di Oristano, with a higher alcohol content of 13.5%. A very pleasantly drinkable wine. Vivino rating: 4.0/5.
All these wines are easily available in Sardinia in the Conad or Crai supermarket chains. With two exceptions, all were priced around 8 EUR. The first exception is a bottle of Vermentina di Gallura DOCG for 16 EUR, the second exception is the sweet dessert wine Moscato di Sardigna for about 10 EUR (for 0.5 liters). The Vivino rating refers to the specific vintage indicated on the bottle.
Drink responsibly and enjoy Sardinian wines as well!