NASCO DI CAGLIARI DOC is white wine made from the Nasco grape grown on the Italian island of Sardinia (Sardegna’) where it is ‘apparently indigenous’ (Burton Anderson 1990, p288). For the Nasco di Cagliari DOC it is grown in the Campidano for both softly dry and sweet whites (Burton Anderson 1990, p288), in the province of Cagliari, plus several townships (‘comuni’) in Oristano province. See Sardinia south, Cagliari’s Campidano and Sulcis. The DOC was granted in 1972. The wine is pale golden to light amber in colour (Burton Anderson, 1990, p294). Dolce naturale is a slightly sweet style. Secco is a sweeter still. Dolce liquoroso naturale is also sweet but fortified and is reminiscent of tawny port (Burton Anderson, 1990, p294).







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