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The Nieddera grape is present in Sardinia, in really small plots mostly in the provinces of Cagliari, Nuoro and Oristano. In Sardo, typical dialect of the island, “Nieddu” means black, because Nieddera is a black grape variety, very dark, that produces wines of intense color. The Nieddera has uncertain origins, although for some it would seem to originate from Carignano, a native vine of Sardinia. It is used in wine production IGT Valle del Tirso.
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Contini Barrile di Sardegna 2007 Contini Barrile

Producer Contini
Vintage 2007
Region Sardegna
Sub-Region Isola dei Nuraghi
Varietal Nieddera 85% other native varietals
Color Red

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The berry is black, medium and spherical with thin, not very waxy skin. The bunch is medium, conical, with one or two wings and a medium, pentagonal, five-lobed leaf.
Nieddera Grapes

The Nieddera grape variety produces red wines of great body and structure.
They tend to have a perfumed nose of violets and wild berries, a palate exhibiting bright fruit flavors of blackberries and botanical herbs complemented by chewy tannins and brisk acidity.

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