Background: ‘The Alberto Loi Estate was established by the end of the 1940s and the beginning of the 1950 by Alberto Loi, born in Jerzu in a family of grape growers, wine producers and traders of Cannonau wine. The present owners, Alberto Loi’s sons, constitute the third generation of the family devoted to the production of Cannonau wine,’ (Caves de Pyrene list, July 2011).
Terroir: The estate is located in Ogliastra, the east-central region of Sardinia, the most celebrated of the entire island for the production of the Cannonau wine. More precisely, it is situated in the countryside of Cardedu, not far from Jerzu. The Ogliastra area is rich with traces of the nuragic civilization and it’s not difficult to visit the remains of the Nuragh and Domus de Janas. You can find numerous local folklore organizations, which supervise the preparation of the country festivities, and the colourful country festival which takes place from April to October,’ (Caves de Pyrene list, July 2011).
Isola dei Nuraghi Bianco, Leila: Cannonau vinified as a white wine with other local grape varieties. Matured in new oak.
Cannonau di Sardegna, Sa Mola: The basic Cannonau.
Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva
Strada Statale 125 KM 124,100
I-08040 Cardedu (NU), Italy