The Valle del Tirso PGI is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White, Red, Rosé and Novello. The Indication also incorporates numerous grape variety specifications.
The production area of Valle del Tirso PGI is within the entire territory of the municipalities of Baratili S. Pietro, Cabras, Milis, Narbolia, Nurachi, Ollastra, Oristano, Palmas Arborea, Riola Sardo, S. Vero Milis, S. Giusta, Siamaggiore, Solarussa, Tramatza, Zeddiani and Zerfaliu in the Province of Oristano, in the Sardinia region.
White, red and rosé wines with the Valle del Tirso PGI must be obtained from grapes originating from vineyards, in a business environment, with one or more grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area.
Description of product typologies
Valle del Tirso PGI Bianco, alone or with specification of grape variety, ranges from paper-white to amber-yellow in colour; the nose is rich with floral and intense fruity fragrances; it is fresh, lively and intense on the palate, with flavours varying from dry to sweet. It can also be produced as Semi-Sparkling wine.Valle del Tirso PGI Rosso, alone or with specification of grape variety, has a smooth ruby-red to garnet colour; the nose reveals a wide range of fruity, balsamic and spicy sensations; it is well-structured, complex and persistent on the palate in the dry to sweet typologies. It can also be produced as Semi-Sparkling wine. Valle del Tirso PGI Rosé, alone or with specification of grape variety, ranges from pale to deep pink in colour; the nose is rich with floral sensations and delicate hints of small red forest fruit; in the dry to sweet typologies the wine is dry, harmonious and fresh on the palate. It can also be produced as Semi-Sparkling wine.Valle del Tirso PGI Novello, alone or with specification of grape variety, is ruby-red in colour, varying in intensity and with purple highlights; the nose burst with delicately fruity notes; it is fresh on the palate, ranging from dry to medium-sweet.
Grape variety specifications
The Valle del Tirso PGI with specification of one of the grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the Sardinia region, with the exclusion of the Cannonau, Carignano, Girò, Malvasia, Monica, Muscat, Nasco, Nuragus, Semidano and Vermentino grape varieties, is reserved for wines that are obtained from grapes originating from vineyard compounds, in a business environment, for at least 85% of the corresponding grape variety. Non-aromatic grapes similar in colour and originating from other grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 15%, can contribute, pure or combined, to the production of the above-mentioned musts and wines. Valle del Tirso PGI wines with specification of one of the grape varieties can also be produced as Semi-Sparkling and Novello, the latter limitedly for wine obtained from red grape varieties.Valle del Tirso PGI wines with specification of grape variety must display the organoleptic properties of the grape variety, as well as the indicated characteristics for the typology of wine.