This area of Sardinia (‘Sardegna’) extends northwest from the city of Cagliari, one of the hottest places in Italy, to Oristano through a corridor formed between the Marmilla-Trezenta and Iglesiente hills. The main grapes are the white Nuragus which gets fertile ground, with red grapes like Monica and Cannonau grown on hill slopes. In the south-west corner is the Sulcis area of Carignano del Sulcis fame. The climate seems best suited to dessert or aperitf wines such as Malvasia, Giro, Nasco, and Moscato, and the dry Nuragus and the Carignano of Sulcis thrive in the heat (Burton Anderson 1990, p290).

WINES / Carignano del Sulcis DOC. / Girò di Cagliari DOC. / Malvasia di Cagliari DOC. / Monica di Cagliari DOC. / Moscato di Cagliari DOC. / Nasco di Cagliari DOC. / Nuragus di Cagliari DOC.


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