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Parpinello

Sardinia

About the Winery

The winery Poderi Parpinello and the vineyard were born from the Parpinello family passion for vines and wine; a love that has grown over three generations. The company has one main goal: to implement years of professional experience in the cultivation of high quality grapes and to produce wines of particular flavours and characteristics. To do this the company utilizes the most modern winemaking technology available today, with the aim to maintain the respect for the typical and unique nature of the wines, while at the same time reinforcing the connection to the Sardinian territory.

Sardinia

The island, known as Sardegna to its Italian-speaking inhabitants, has belonged to various empires and kingdoms over the centuries. This is reflected in its place names, architecture, languages and dialects, and its unique portfolio of wine grapes.

Since the mid-18th Century, Sardinia has been one of Italy's five autonomous regions (the others being Sicily, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige and the Aosta Valley), but its separation from the mainland has led to a culture and identity somewhat removed from the Italian mainstream. This is reflected in the Sardinian relationship with wine - it is much less culturally and historically engrained there than in the mainland regions.

Wine production and consumption on any scale has developed only in the past few centuries. Viticulture is a minority enterprise in Sardinia, despite generous financial incentives from the government.

Only a small percentage of the island's land is given over to vines, and there seems to be little drive to capitalize on the island's naturally vine-friendly climate and landscape. As of 2020, there were 26,709 hectares (66,000 acres) cultivated on the island.

Whether or not Sardinian wine finds its way into the annals of the wine world depends on various factors: the ebb and flow of world wine markets, the efficacy of Italian wine bureaucracy and marketing, and the ever-changing tastes and interests of the modern wine consumer. source: wine-searcher.com

Vineyard(s)
The company is currently run by father Giampaolo Parpinello and son Paolo, who together cultivate over 15 hectares of vines, soon to be increased to 20 upon completion of the plant. The cellar is located in the locality named Janna de Mare and is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards that stretch out on a terrain of calcareous marne, conglomerate and sandstone, the perfect combination to ensure excellent quality wines. We implement the newest innovations in our cultivation methods, with respect to tradition and the ecosystem of our geographical location. The most important factor, however, is the creativity, passion and extensive experience of over 50 years in Sardinia of the oenologist Giampaolo Parpinello.
Ratings & Reviews
Title
Item
Vintage
Publication
Score
Review
Parpinello
Cannonau di Sardegna 'San Costantino'
2020
92
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