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The Wines of Sardegna

Wines of PugliaInterestingly, there is somewhat of a mirroring effect—an intriguing stylistic affinity—resonating between Sardegna’s red and white portfolios. Cannonau di Sardegna (Grenache/Garnacha), the most prolific and recognized of the reds, shares Vermentino’s proclivity for the heat. Its light coloring belies its oftentimes concentrated character—marked by a plush spiciness—though it is also vinified in more restrained versions. Although Carignano (Carignan) does not possess an innate propensity for delivering a concentrated character, its main DOC zone—Carignano del Sulcis—enables it to realize considerable strength and density. The lightweight of the group—the counterpart of Nuragus—is Monica, a wine that offers bright berry flavors and a high level of acidity.