History and Culture

Wine and Sardinia have an ancient bond, marked indissolubly by the invasions and rule of the island over the centuries. The cultivation of wine was introduced as far back as the 8th Century BCE by the Fenici, and was later perfected by Roman nobles who filled their cellars with Sardinian wine.

In Medieval times, after major setbacks due to the invasion of more barbaric hordes, grapes and wine came back to life thanks to the work of the Benedictine monks and the Carta de Logu, sent by the "giudichessa" (the ruler of the Giudicato) Eleonora of Arborea in 1395 to regulate and preside over the island's wine production.

By the end of the 1500s, Andrea Bacci was describing Sardinia as "the island of wine".

Still, it was only after Spanish rule that cultivars were introduced, the "progenitors" in part of present day native Sardinian wines like the Cannonau and the Bovale Sardo. Despite this long and complex history, in recent times, the amount of cultivated land in Sardinia has declined noticeably to little more then 40,000 hectares, putting part of this ancient tradition at risk. Our work at the Carboni cellar seeks to address this decline, and we work towards both the re-evaluation of native wines as well as the introduction of new grapes that could recover wines that were lost over time. Our work is always inspired by a precise philosophy, and follows the ancient dictates of our ancestors; more information about which can be found by referring to "Enzo Bianchi".

He, more than any other, is able to put words to the wine-making passion that has guided and inspired us for more than 20 years in caring and attending to our vines.

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La vite come cultura. Da “Il pane di ieri” di Enzo Bianchi

 

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