In the south of Sardegna (Sardinia), twenty kilometers from Cagliari lies Audarya, nestled amongst the Campidano plains. This land, where the vineyards and sky join together, has been known as an ideal place for vine growing of the indigenous varietals since ancient times. Its clay-limestone soil, proximity to the sea, and the area’s microclimate, produce wines with inimitable characteristics.
Audarya means "nobility of the soul" in Sardo. The estate today consists of 37 hectares under vines, 10 of which surround the winery. Some of the original vineyards date back to 1948. Three generations have since tended the vines producing wines. The current generation is led by Salvatore and Nicoletta Pala, who carry with them the vital contribution of their father Enrico's experience.
The plantings are all native varieties from Sardinia in the area of Cagliari: Vermentino, Nuragus, Monica & Cannonau. The family follows Integrated Farming practices, in respect to the surrounding natural habitats and resources. All the bush vines are head-trained and short-espaliered in the traditional Sardinian way with the average age of the vines being over 20 years. The altitude is about 150-200 masl and every plot has unique terroir, with soil composition consisting of limestone, marl, and clay. All sites are heavily influenced by sea air from the Gulf of Cagliari.
Cannonau di Sardegna
100% Cannonau. An average 25 years old bush vines, planted on clay-limestone soil at elevation of 160 masl. Hand-harvested in the first week of October, long cold maceration and fermentation of about 30 days at 25° Celsius; Malolactic fermentation and settling in stainless steel vats before bottling.