The Consortium for the Protection of Alghero Wines was founded in 2007 to promote and protect the “Alghero” DOC, whose status was approved in 1995. Yet the history of the Consortium has much more distant roots: in the Nurra Algherese – the area of northwestern Sardinia covered by the DOC regulations – vine cultivation has a history going back thousands of years and, over the years, has given rise to wines with a strong character and particular value.
The Alghero DOC appellations are governed by regulations that provide for specific types of wine, which are characterised by their ampelographic composition, i.e. the grape varieties allowed for their production, the wine-making procedures and the distinctive organoleptic characteristics of the wine
Grapevines are a distinguishing feature of the Sardinian landscape, both in coastal and inland areas. Their presence dates back many centuries: according to recent research, the earliest wine making practises in this area can be traced back to more than 3,000 years ago.
Not only territory and climate: the character and uniqueness of the DOC “Alghero” wines arise from a combination of geographical, climatic, cultural and social factors that have evolved over the centuries.