The 550-hectar Sella e Mosca Estate in Alghero is no doubt the most important vineyard property in Sardinia.
It was founded in 1899 by Erminio Sella, engineer and nephew of the famous statesman Quintino Sella, along with the lawyer Edgardo Mosca, both from Piedmont. They magically transformed the marshes of that area into a land suitable for planting grape vines that are still used today and not only for the production of the well-known Vermentino.
The property belonged to the Campari group until December 2016, then was taken over by Terremoretti Distribuzione from Brescia.
While visiting the wine cellar in Alghero, you understand the challenges of producing in a region like Sardinia, which has logistics problems but also a perfect climate for the wines that are made here.
Wine Princess suggests
Wine Princess could taste the new Parallelo 41, made from the Spanish Torbato vine and international Sauvignon. Why “international”? Well, Alghero is on the same latitude as the amazing Barcelona, where the same Sauvignon variety is grown.
Parallelo 41 has an intense flavour with acacia and broom flower scents, persistent and with exotic fruits tones.
Who should drink it: those who love light-bodied white wines with exotic scents.
When to drink it: with any kind of starter or the famous tapas … different flavours that will enhance the aromatic sensation in your mouth.
A wonderful opportunity: a holiday in Sardinia and an excellent lunch, to feel the scents of this wonderful isle in your glass.
God save Sardinia & Barcelona!