Audarya Monica di Sardegna


6 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Sardinia, Italy
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: 100% Monica

Audarya Monica di Sardegna is made from an indigenous grape grown in Sardinia. Bright cherry fruit, dark floral notes, smoky herbs, and wet earth.

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6 in stock

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About Audarya Monica di Sardegna

Audarya Monica di Sardegna is made from an indigenous grape grown in Sardinia. Bright cherry fruit, dark floral notes, smoky herbs, and wet earth.

About Audarya

Audarya means “nobility of the soul”, in an ancient oriental language. It’s the name of their company because at the center of what the winery does is about respect.

They make wines tied to the territory, with native grape varieties, but modern, for a spirited and curious public. Audarya looks to the tradition, with a new look. Leading the business are Salvatore and Nicoletta, the new generation, with the vital contribution of their father Enrico’s experience. In a few years, they have made Audarya a well-known brand, appreciated in Italy and abroad, and ambassador of a way of making wine in Sardinia, modern and traditional at the same time.

The area where today Serdiana is located has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. Over the centuries it has witnessed the passage of the Nuragic civilization to first the Punic and then the Roman. After the Vandal and Byzantine domination, Sardinia was part of the judge of Cagliari, in the Middle Age. The construction of the church of Santa Maria di Sibiola dates back to 1125. In 1257 Serdiana passed to the Giudicato of Arborea and then to the Republic of Pisa in 1297; then it became Aragonese in 1323 and Spanish until 1720.

The urban layout of the village still reflects the original housing cluster of the center. The historical center of Serdiana still maintains, in fact, a layout clearly of Arabic-Spanish origins. Sardinia is located a few kilometers from Su Stani Saliu, home to a rich fauna, including the famous pink flamingos, now settled in Cagliari, and a large population of the black-winged stilt. Sardinia has always been a thriving agricultural center. Currently, it is famous for its grape production.

About Monica

Monica is a grape variety found exclusively on the island of Sardinia, off the west coast of Italy. Despite its relatively unknown status, it is one of the island’s most common varieties and makes simple wines designed for everyday drinking. Monica wines tend to be medium-bodied with gentle tannins and flavors of red berries and herbs, often with an earthy overtone.

The variety is thought to have been brought to the island by Spanish conquistadores around the same time as Grenache (known in Sardinia as Cannonau). However, there is no concrete evidence to support this, as Monica is not linked to any famous Spanish grape varieties. In fact, many researchers think that the name Monica is used indiscriminately for any number of unrelated grape varieties grown in Sardinia’s vineyards.

Low levels of acidity and high levels of productivity have marked Monica as a table wine grape. The vine is beloved by producers as it is easy to harvest and gives consistent, abundant results, but caution is needed in the vineyard as Monica can become overripe, resulting in wines with excessive alcohol levels.

Monica’s main showcase is in the Monica di Sardegna DOC, where wines can be still or semi-sparkling (or frizzante). Here, they may be accompanied by other red varieties, although Monica must compose at least 85 percent of the blend. The variety is also used in the more location-specific Monica di Cagliari wines, which are produced in dry and sweet fortified styles.

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