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Cannonau di Sardegna

DOC area for reds and rosé wines in the Italian region Sardinia, The poet Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938) gave the wine from Oliena the name "Nepente" after the opium-like intoxicant of the ancient Greeks. The zone covers the entire island. The Classico area includes the province of Nuoro (with Ogliastra). There are three subzones on the label may be mentioned. The Subzone Capo Ferrato includes the municipalities of Castiadas, Muravera, San Vito, Villaputzu and Villasimius in the province of Cagliari. The Jerzu Subzone includes the municipalities of Cardedu and Jerzu in the province of Nuoro. The subzone Oliena or Nepente di Oliena includes the municipality of Oliena and a sub-area of ​​Orgosolo in the province of Nuoro.

The wines need at least 85%, those from the Classico at least 90% of the variety Cannonau ( Garnacha Tinta ), up to a maximum of 15% other permitted varieties are possible. There are the wine types Rosso, Rosso Riserva, Rosato. Passito. Liquoroso and Classico,

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