In various excavations near nuraghic complexes all along the territory of the island, recent archaeological studies have allowed to discover the presence of Cannonau grape-seeds from the Neolithic period. This find, seemingly unimportant, on the contrary strongly allows to confute the current of thought which considered that particular cultivar “imported”. Neither the Phoenicians, nor the Romans, least of all the Spanish in less remote historic periods, introduced what can be considered, without being contradicted, “the King” of the Sardinian wines. Another “small” detail, which the archaeological excavations have pointed out, regards the by now certainty that around the nuraghs, during the Neolithic period in Sardinia, a civilization flourished that was able to have a good command, not only of the techniques of growing olives and of the production of oil, but also of those concerning the running of vineyards and the production of wine. The scenery around the typical monuments of that very remote period, those “mysterious” nuraghs that spangle the island and that today look like lonely stone towers guarding nothing, should not therefore be much different from that you come across nowadays in many Sardinian rural areas, green luxuriant olive groves as far as the eye can see and long rows of vineyards where very precious autochthonous grapes ripened, like the Cannonau, precisely, or the Vernaccia, whose name is supposed to be derived from the Latin term “vernaculus”, in other words, “local”. All that strengthens our firm belief that we should submit an exclusively regional wine list to our customers, where the best of the Sardinian wine production can find place. Chiefly because, at the moment when you accept that food becomes an evocative journey towards tradition, it seems right that “you link to what our ancestors ate also what they drank”.
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