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Mandrolisai symbolizes a land and its wine in one name. Indeed, the wine was named after one of
the innermost regions of Sardinia, whose geographical and climatic features (scarce rainfalls and
long summers) concur to produce special wines, born from high-hill vineyards at the foot of the
highest mountain ranges of the island.
The village produces more than half the quantity of wine made for the Wine Growers’ Cooperative of Mandrolisai, established in 1950, sited in Sorgono.
The ruby-red wine, aged in oak barrels, has been now included within the Sardinian wines deserving the DOC label (‘Denominazione di Origine Controllata’).
Apparently, the wine sector is livened up by a new energy, thanks to a few significant, high-level promotional activities aiming at its enhancement, from wine production up to the processing and marketing of the finished products.
From the regions of Barbagia and of Oristano, visitors wait in long queues outside the small, top-quality cellars, to purchase the strong, aromatic red wine (13-14 % vol.). The traditional May fair is focused on it; also, it ca be widely appreciated on the occasion of the event ‘Cortes Apertas’ – or should we say, more appropriately here, ‘magasinos apertos’, when a number of visitors are welcomed among demijohns and old chestnut barrels.
Cultivation techniques are strictly associated with organic agriculture, in full accordance with traditional rules.
Mandrolisai wine is available in 5 versions: