The Nasco di Cagliari PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White and Liqueur.
The production area of Nasco di Cagliari PDO is within the territory of numerous municipalities in the provinces of Cagliari, Sud Sardegna and Oristano, in the Sardinia region.
White, Liqueur: 100% Nasco.
Description of product typologies
Nasco di Cagliari PDO Bianco varies from straw-yellow to golden-yellow in colour; the nose is complex, with suggestions of ripe syrupy fruit and apricots, including dried; the sweet impact on the palate is drawn out with slightly bitter and characteristic notes. Nasco di Cagliari PDO Liquoroso ranges from straw-yellow to amber in colour; the nose is ethereal and embracing, with aromas of ripe fruit blending with balsamic notes of honey and sun-dried peaches; the characteristic of the nose return on the palate with a pleasing flavour. Riserva can be displayed on the label if the wine has been aged for a minimum period of two years, of which at least one year must be in oak or chestnut barrels; the aging period commences from the alcoholisation date of the wine.Grapes destined for the vinification of Nasco di Cagliari PDO wines must ensure a minimum natural alcohol level of 13%; the addition of must or base wine concentrations to increase the total alcohol level is not permitted. The addition of alcohol of viticultural origin to the must or base wine is permitted in the production of Nasco di Cagliari PDO Liquoroso wines.The grapes can be partially dried on the vines or on matting.Nasco di Cagliari PDO wines cannot be made available for consumption before July 1st of the year following that in which the grapes were produced.
The geographic name “Sardegna” (Sardinia) may precede the Nasco di Cagliari PDO designation, as provided for by ministerial decree.