Malvasia di Cagliari DOC | White wine made with the Malvasia Sarda grape grown mainly in the province of Cagliari, as well as in several communes in Oristano province on the Italian island of Sardinia (Sardegna’). See Sardinia south, Cagliari’s Campidano and Sulcis. The DOC was granted in 1972.

Wine style | The wine is golden to amber coloured, has almondy flavours, and works best as a dry aperitif or ‘secco’ (Burton Anderson, 1990, p294). Secco is a dry style, Dolce is sweet, and Liquoroso is fortified and also comes in ‘secco’, ‘dolce’, ‘naturale’ and ‘riserva’ forms.

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).