SARDINIA NORTH, GALLURA, ANGLONA AND ALGHERO
TERROIR / Burton Anderson (1990, p290) says most of the vineyards in the Gallura and Anglona hills in Sardinia’s north lie at around 300-500 metres altitude and sit on granite-based soil mixed with sand, limestone and clay. The area is heavily wooded and relatively cool, thus he says it is suited to Moscato and Vermentino. High vineyards are found around Tempio Pausania and Monti. The Anglona hills are slightly warmer and drier ans so are suited to Cannonau and white wines. The plain north of Alghero between the Nurra and Anglona hills is partly reclaimed marshland whose soil varies from volcanic grey to alluvial sand and gravel to reddish calcareous. Hot and dry conditions prevail. Whites are made from Torbato and Vermentino. Reds are mainly from Cannonau.
Burton Anderson, The Wine Atlas of Italy (Mitchell Beazley, London, 1990).