Sardinia’s traditional grape – Bovale Sardo – is also known as Bovaleddu. Rich in both tannins and acid, it produces wines with rich and juicy flavours of blackberry, black cherry and prune.
In Sardinia’s mountainous heartland, Bovale is known as Muristeddu. Here vines are planted as high as 700 metres above sea level, using the old-school Alberello method where the plants grow like bushes. This mountain wine has delightful richness, an attractive tannic grip and deep colour.
Because of the Spanish influence, Carignano is grown in Sardinia as Bovale Grande or Bovale di Spagna. Despite the similar-sounding name, it is not related to the authentic Bovale.
Read our Guide to Bovale wine below or shop other Sardinian wines.