The average life expectancy of a Sardinian resident is 81 – they must be doing something right!
Sardinian wine culture is quite different to that of mainland Italy. The grape varieties planted in Sardinian vineyards bear little resemblance to those in any other Italian wine region. Instead of grapes such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Barbera, Trebbiano – so typical of southern Italy – we find more Spanish and French varieties, such as Grenache (known as Cannonau in Sardinia), Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan.
Historically, Sardinian white wines were produced in high volume with relatively high alcohol. Thankfully, more recently, Sardinia’s producers have been reducing yields, favouring quality rather than quantity and thus, we bring you two wines from the wonderful Poderi Parpinello.
The Parpinello family have run their 30 hectare estate & winery with passion for three generations. Giampaolo Parpinello and his son Paolo strive to maintain the respect for the typicity of the wines from the Sardinian terroir. The vineyards are situated on a gentle slope between Alghero and Sassari, in the North-West of the island. In order to reflect this typicity, the most modern winemaking technology is successfully combined with traditional farming, respectful of the ecosystem. The result is high quality wines with aromas and flavours, which recall those of the territory from which they originate.