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Vernaccia di Oristano

DOC area for white wines in the Italian region Sardinia, The zone includes the municipalities of Baratili San Pietro, Cabras (with the Solanas area), Milis, Narbolia, Nurachi, Ollastra Simaxis (with the San Vero Congius area), Oristano (with Donigala, Fenugheddu, Massama, Nuraxinieddu and Sili areas), Palmas Arborea , Riola Sardo, Santa Giusta, San Vero Milis, Siamaggiore, Solarussa, Tramatza, Zeddiani and Zerfaliu in the province of Oristano. According to a rather improbable legend, the wine or grape variety was already used by the Phoenicians brought to the island. In any case, it was known in Europe as early as the 16th century. The vines are grown flat over the ground so that the grapes absorb the heat reflected from the sandy limestone floor. The wine matures in small, not completely filled barrels. This forms one Florhefeschicht with typical Sherryton, The wine will unmixed out Vernaccia di Oristano vinified. There are also the longer matured versions Superiore and Superiore Riserva as well as a strong alcoholic alcohol Liquoroso,

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