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Agricola Punica Barrua Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - I thought the 2011 was the best ever from this stylish wine producer in Sardinia. But the 2012 is clearly better showing vivid aromas of...
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Argiolas Cannonau Di Sardegna Costera 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Deep ruby-red. Lovely musky aromas of red cherry, sage, and flowers. Then bright and fresh, intensely flavored and impeccably balanced,...
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Argiolas Korem Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Showing the marks of a warm vintage, the 2012 Korem is an intricate blend of Bovale Sardo, Carignano and Cannonau. These are three of...
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Argiolas Perdera Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Deep ruby. Dark berries and musky floral aromas are complicated by underbrush and flint. Bright and juicy, with herbal blueberry and...
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Argiolas Turriga Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - Wow. This shows a pureness and beauty that brings you to attention. Full body, firm and super silky tannins and an intense palate of...
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Argiolas Vermentino Di Sardegna Is 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright pale straw. Peach and minty herb aromas on the complex nose. Rich, ripe and dense in the mouth, with sweet, almost luscious stone...
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Attilio Contini Isole Dei Nuraghi Barrile 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Opaque ruby-red. Sweetly spicy aromas and flavors of candied black and red fruits, raisin and mocha. Enters the mouth lush and creamy,...
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Attilio Contini Nieddera Igt 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Dark bright ruby. Perfumed nose of violets, blueberry, blackberry and botanical herbs. Bright and juicy, with youthfully chewy tannins...
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Attilio Contini Nieddera Rosato 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Bright pale red. Musky red cherry, aromatic herbs and minerals on the nose. Then spicier and more floral in the mouth; tactile flavors...
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Attilio Contini Vermentino Elibaria 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Golden-tinged yellow. Flinty notes of white flowers and fresh herbs (helycrisum, Rosemary) complement ripe apricot aromas and flavors....
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Attilio Contini Vermentino Pariglia 2015 750ml

Rated 90+ - Bright straw. Delicately exotic, spicy nose with soft citrus fruits, apricot and hazelnut on the nose. Fairly large-scaled and round on...

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There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

The beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia is a haven for wine lovers, and viticulture is very much a part of the lifestyle of this special patch of land off the Italian coast. Indeed, Sardinia is renowned as being home to an impressive high number of centenarians, their longevity said to be a result of the amount of red wine they regularly drink. Although winemaking has only really taken off on Sardinia over the past couple of centuries, wines have been produced in Sardinia for well over two thousand years. Vines were originally cultivated by travelling settlers such as the Phoenicians and then boosted by the Roman empire, whose influence is still felt in the landscape today.

Sardinia may have been designated as one of Italy’s main wine regions in the mid 18th century, but its island status has long ensured that the winemakers here have their own identity and viticulture, of which they are very proud. Unlike other Italian wine regions, Sardinia is strongly influenced by French and Spanish viticulture, and it isn’t unusual to find fine wines from the island made from Garnacha or Cabernet Sauvignon, although Italian varietals such as Malvasia are also very popular. Sardinia has one DOCG appellation, Vermentino di Gallura, which produces beautifully elegant white wines made from the Vermentino grape which grows with great expression on the island.