Two sisters making exceptional volcanic wines in Sardinia
Two “sorres” (the Sardinian dialect word for ‘sisters’) making exceptional wine in Sardinia. But it didn’t start there: for Laura and Delia producing wine is above all a tradition that was passed on to them. They watched their grandfathers do it, then their fathers and now their turn has come. The family heritage provided the passion and support to start their own personal project on the land that their grandfather passed down to them.
Location: Romangia, Sardinia, Italy
Working with us since: 2019
Viticultural standards: Organic
Our pick of the best wine from this producer: Pensamentu Cannonau (or Grenache as it is commonly known)
Interesting fact: Romangia is classified as a healthy ‘blue zone’ where life expectancy is among the highest in the world. The moderate consumption of the local red wine certainly contributes to the population’s longevity.
Cantina Sorres Wines
How Richard found them:
A customer mentioned he’d tried some exceptional wine at a wine fair in London and the producer wasn’t imported. We had ventured to Sardinia nine months before but couldn’t find any wines that were really great. Delia was fantastically Sardinian (direct and passionate!) and, more importantly, the wine was exceptional. Benefiting from the high altitude and direct ocean breeze, this is Cannonau (Grenache) as you’ve never known before!
They believe that quality wine is made primarily in the vineyard. This is why they use sustainable agriculture methods, respecting the soil and ensuring low environmental impact through rational use of natural resources and by reducing the need for pesticides and machinery.
Their organic wines provide a defined expression of the Romangia land in NW Sardinia in which they were born. Unique and authentic, they are a result of a process that respects nature and identity from grape to glass, truly reflecting the specificity of the Mediterranean landscape, the potential of the old indigenous vines and the purity of the volcanic terroir.