CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS DOC is a red or pink (‘rosato’) wine based on the Carignan Noir grape grown in 15 townships (‘comuni’) in the hills around Capo Teulada including Sulcis, the Carthaginian name for the promontory and islands of Sant’Antiocco and San Pietro in the south-western part of the Italian island of Sardinia (Sardegna’). See Sardinia south, Cagliari’s Campidano and Sulcis. The DOC was granted in 1975. Up to 15% other grapes (Monica, Pascale, Alicante Bouschet) are allowed. The Carignan is also known as Uva di Spagna here, Sardinia having been dominated by Aragón for so long.

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CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC 

NO CERTIFICATION | Agricola Punica. / Cantina di Santadi.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Burton Anderson, The Wine Atlas of Italy (Mitchell Beazley, London, 1990).

David Gleave, The Wines of Italy (Salamander Books, London, 1989).

Dr Ian D’Agata, Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press, 2014).

Nicolas Belfrage MW, Life Beyond Lambrusco (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985)

Nicolas Belfrage MW, From Barolo to Valpolicella—The Wines of Northern Italy (Faber & Faber, 1999).

Nicolas Belfrage MW, From Brunello to Zibibbo–The Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy (2nd edition, London, 2003).

Oxford Companion to Wine 4th edition ed. Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p72.