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Since the mid-18th Century, Sardinia has been one of Italy's five autonomous regions, but its separation from the mainland has led to a culture and identity somewhat removed from the Italian mainstream. This is reflected in the Sardinian relationship with wine. Wine is much less culturally and historically engrained there than in the mainland regions, and wine production and consumption on any scale has developed only in the past few centuries.

The portfolio of varieties planted in Sardinian vineyards bears little resemblance to those in any other Italian wine region. The closest mainland wine regions to Sardinia are Tuscany and Lazio, and yet the key varieties used in these two (Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Barbera, Trebbiano) are almost nowhere to be seen in the island's vineyards. Instead one finds varieties of French and Spanish origin, exemplified by Grenache (called Cannonau here), Carignan (Carignano), Cabernet Sauvignon and Bobal.

The most "Italian" varieties here are Malvasia and Vermentino, but even Vermentino can only just be considered Italian, being more widely planted on Corsica and southern France – often under the name Rolle – than in its homeland, Liguria. Muscat Blanc (Moscato Bianco), ubiquitous all around the Mediterranean, further contributes to the pan-Mediterranean feel of Sardinian viniculture.

Aside from the better-known grape varieties mentioned above, the island makes use of several obscure and fairly exclusive varieties, including Torbato, Semidano, Niederra, Nuragus, Monica and Nasco.

A handful of producers are creating high-quality wines, which are gradually gaining international recognition.Whether or not Sardinian wine finds its way into the annals of the wine world depends on various factors: the ebb and flow of world wine markets, the efficacy of Italian wine bureaucracy and marketing, and the ever-changing tastes and interests of the modern wine consumer.

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Cantina Mesa "Primo Rosso Carignano" Isola dei Nuraghi, 2016


Cantina Mesa \"Primo Rosso Carignano\" Isola dei Nuraghi, Sardinia is a deep ruby red in colour. The bouquet is rich, with strong fragrances of wild berry fruit. Impressions of red berry fruit continue on the palate, which boasts a firm structure and notable balance among its compenents. The finish is smooth, long and lingering.

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750ml £10.46

Cantina "Meno Buio" Carignano del Suicis, 2016


Cantina \"Meno Buio\" Carignano del Suicis has a rich dark red colour in the glass with perfumes black ripe plums and blackberry pie. The palate has lots more black fruit, blending well with smooth ripe tannins and a good balance of acidity. The finish is long and fruity.

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500ml £10.49

Cantina Mesa "Giunco Piccolo" Vermentino di Sardegna, 2016


Cantina Mesa \"Giunco Piccolo\" Vermentino di Sardegna has a typical straw yellow colour in the glass with light green hues. Lovely perfumes of soft tropical fruits on the nose, with hints of citrus. The palate gives way to more rich yellow fruit, lots of intense concentration and a fruity dry long finish

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500ml £10.97

Vermentino, Primo Bianco Mesa, Sardinia, 2016


Vermentino, Primo Bianco Mesa, Sardinia in Italy is crisp and stylish with lovely subtle fruit and floral notes and a long lingering finish.

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750ml £12.30

Isola dei Nuraghi, Primo Rosso Mesa, Sardinia, 2016


Isola dei Nuraghi, Primo Rosso Mesa, Sardinia, Italy is a well balanced Mediterranean red wine with spicy notes and rich aromas of red berry fruits and a long lingering finish.

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750ml £12.30

Cantina Mesa "Primo Scuro" Cannonau di Sardegna, 2017


Cantina Mesa \"Primo Scuro\" Cannonau di Sardegna is luminous ruby red in colour. The nose is intensely vinous, typical of the Cannonau grape, with aromas of wild fruit and berries and delicate notes of violets. The palate experiences warm spice, is full bodied and well rounded thanks to soft tannins with an almost endless finish.

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750ml £13.15

Cantina Mesa "Primo Bianco" Vermentino di Sardegna, 2018


Cantina Mesa \"Primo Bianco\" Vermentino di Sardegna is pale straw in colour. The bouquet is both intense and delicate,with emphatic fragrances of citrus and bergamot, floral essences of roses, and sweet rosemary. The palate is crisp, dry and savoury, with a lovely structure and a finesse that continues throughout the long finish.

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750ml £13.46

Cantina Mesa "Buio" Carignano del Sulcis, 2018


Cantina Mesa \"Buio\" Carignano del Sulcis is dark red in colour, with a very fragrant nose of blackberries and wild strawberries. The velvety tannins supply lots of delicious fruit to the palate, including exotics such as lychee and mango. The finish is powerful and breathtakingly long.

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750ml £17.99

Cantina Mesa "Giunco" Vermentino di Sardegna, 2018


Cantina Mesa \"Giunco\" Vermentino di Sardegna is straw yellow in colour with hints of gold and green. The complex bouquet releases subtle notes of lime blossom, yellow peach and apricot, and zesty grapefruit. The palate is crisp and delicious, perfectly echoing the aromatics on the nose, with tangy fruit and a long lasting mineral finish.

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750ml £18.35

Donnafugata "Bell Assai" Frappato di Vittoria, 2017


Donnafugata \"Bell Assai\" Frappato di Vittoria has a brilliant ruby red colour in the glass with violet reflections. Its fragrant bouquet offers intense flowery notes of violets and roses, combined with aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries. On the palate it shows great freshness, a perfect harmony between aroma and taste, well supported by soft tannins.

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750ml £24.20

Cantina Mesa "Buio Buio" Isola dei Nuraghi, 2016


Cantina Mesa \"Buio Buio\" Isola dei Nuraghi, Sardinia is a very deep ruby red in colour. The nose offers a complex mix of balsamic notes of red berry fruit and blossoms, together with hints of spices and oak. The palate is rich and full, revealing excellent balance with an appealingly silky texture and long lingering finish.

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750ml £29.98