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Monica is a red wine grape that is grown primarily in Sardinia and is one of the few grapes that wine regulations allow to appear on the wine label.
The wine made from these grapes tends to be simple wines made to be consumed young.
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2009 Cantina del Bovale Sustanzia 2013 Cantina del Bovale Sustanzia

Producer: Cantina del Bovale
Vintage: 2010
Region: Sardegna
Sub-Region: Monica di Sardegna DOC
Varietal: Monica (90%) Bovale (10%)
Color: Red

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2010 Mandrolisai Rosso Superiore DOC 2010 Mandrolisai Rosso Superiore DOC

Producer: Mandrolisai
Vintage: 2010
Region: Sardegna
Sub-Region: Rosso Superiore DOC
Varietal: Cannonau, Bovale, Monica
Color: Red

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2010 Mandrolisai Kentannos Rosso DOC 2010 Mandrolisai Kentannos Rosso DOC

Producer: Mandrolisai
Vintage: 2010
Region: Sardegna
Sub-Region: Kent Annos Rosso DOC
Varietal: Cannonau, Bovale, Monica
Color: Red

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In the Monica di Sardegna DOC, wines can be still, semi-sparkling or frizzante, they may be accompanied by other red varieties, although Monica must compose at least 85 percent of the blend.
Monica Grapes

The variety is also used in the more location-specific Monica di Cagliari wines, which are produced in dry and sweet fortified styles. There is no scientific evidence linking the grape to any other known varietal and actually most researchers think that the name Monica is used indiscriminately for any number of unrelated grape varieties grown in Sardinia's vineyards.

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