a Sardinian-Piedmontese treasure
Arrived in Gallura, fascinated by the beauty of this district and by the economic and social organization of the “stazzi” he sensed that this hilly, granite-clayey area, whose ridges rise between 400 – 500 m above sea level, continuously caressed by the mistral wind, occasionally wrapped in a thick fog, but more often illuminated and embellished by the intense sunlight typical of this island, had the most specific characteristics for the cultivation of Nebbiolo.
The General identified in Luras and its territory the ideal place for the cultivation of the noble Piedmontese vine and it was here and only here that Nebbiolo was hosted and over time became the master of the house as a guest. Nebbiolo, in fact, has permanently integrated its roots in the granite soils of Luresi, becoming an integral part of the culture of this people who welcomed it 200 years ago, knew it and took care of it until they appropriated it and made it their inevitable companion of every convivial occasion.
Today, the Lurese winemakers have learned to know the aptitudes of it and, with great surprise, it has discovered to be a vine of great versatility, so much so that today various types of very high quality wine are produced from it, from the more classic red wine full-bodied, to the more modern rosé wine up to the compelling white wine from Nebbiolo.