Sardinian Wine: A millenial history

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More than 3,000 years of history link Sardinia to wine. For a long time, it was thought that the Phoenicians brought grapevines to the island, in a journey to the West, which, from the Caucasus, had slowly seen civilizations in contact with one another bring vine shoots and branches to the Mediterranean. However, some recent archaeological discoveries have established that grapevines were already present on the island during the Nuragic era. Therefore, the arrival of the traders of the Mediterranean civilizations was just one more stimulus to develop and root the cultivation of the vine, century after century, in the culture and economy of our territory and its most suitable areas, such as the north-eastern tip of the island.

The Gallura region has a terroir or rather a combination of weather, soil, and natural conditions that are very favorable for the production of quality wine. It has a mild and temperate climate that provides plants with the right amount of light and heat, and it has a regular and salty wind that helps keep the vines healthy. Furthermore, Gallura has a “thin” soil that is not too rich in nutrients but is light and permeable, because it is granitic, with clay and sandy components. These physical and chemical characteristics allow for the cultivation of grapes that produce fine, elegant, and refined wines.

It is on this terroir that, at the end of the nineteenth century, the story of Cantina Pedres began and of a family, ours, begins. Our family transformed the winemaking tradition and the uniqueness of this land into the ingredients for producing authentic Gallura wines. We passionately take care of every aspect of the process, from the plant to the bottle. For this reason, we cultivate our grapes on 40 hectares of our property, and we have chosen to plant mainly typical Sardinian vines such as Vermentino and Cannonau. These varieties are so iconic of Sardinia that they represent more than 40% of all the vineyard hectares on the island. We have also planted two of the most widespread varieties of grapes in Italy, Sangiovese and Moscato Bianco, and international ones, such as Cabernet, Merlot, Sirah, and Muller Thurgau, alongside our Sardinian varieties. When poured in the glass, these different grapes will reflect all that the terroir of Gallura can offer

As we believe that true quality wine is born in the vineyard before being produced in the cellar, we continuously monitor and support the life cycle of our vines, season after season and year after year. We care for our vines with love and attention in order to guarantee both excellent grapes and a healthy relationship between the plants, the soil, and the environment. The story of our wines begins in the vineyards, where our relationship with the land is rooted along with our approach to winemaking that we put in every bottle.