Among the most common local vine varieties, the Cannonau di Sardegna is for sure the most famous one. 28% of the total wine production of Sardinia is dedicated to this vine variety that most probably comes from Spain (it corresponds to the Spanish Alicante).
This vine variety is used to produce the homonymous DOC Cannonau di Sardegna, but also many blends of grapes for red wines.
The Cannonau is a ruby red wine with garnet reflections, intense perfume of spices and wild berries, with a dry and full-bodied flavour. The area with the largest cultivations of this vine variety is the Ogliastra, a hilly region, which goes from the massif of Gennargentu to the crystal clear sea of Arbatax and Barisardo.
The vine variety Carignano produces a red wine with strong alcohol, a fragrant and intense perfume and a dry and full-bodied flavour.
Common all over the western Mediterranean area, the Carignano vine variety has become more and more appreciated in Sardinia and abroad thanks to Giacomo Tachis, the master of the Italian oenologists, who has promoted this wine, previously used only for wine blends.
The offer of red wines includes also a large selection of the most prestigious Sardinian labels.