List of products by brand Cantina Contini
The Contini family’s estates extend for about 80 hectares along the Sinis peninsula, the Tirso Valley and the slopes of Mount Arci. Some of these properties are managed by a group of historical cultivators who have collaborated with the company for many years.
The Attilio Contini Winery has been involved in traditional and modern wine production for over a century. Founded in 1898 by Salvatore Contini, today it represents supreme excellence within the Sardinian wine scene.
The Contini family’s journey along the path of wine has been long and exciting. Nowadays Attilio, Salvatore’s son, carries on his father’s hard work. He has enlarged the current winery and increased the area of the vineyards.
But how does it feel today to go into Contini’s winery?
There you will find the dedication and expertise of Paolo Contini, his grandchildren and winemaker Piero Cella in the selection of the grapes, in the winemaking and in the aging processes.
The company is located in Cabras, on the Sinis peninsula, just a short distance from the Phoenician city of Tharros, the village of San Salvatore and the archeological site of “Sa Osa”, where grape seeds from 2000BC have been found, which are the oldest evidence of wine cultivation in Sardinia.
The experience and the energy of generations of the Contini family have produced the company’s crown jewels, an excellent wine called Vernaccia. This wine has won many awards, such as a gold medal at the Milan Exhibition in 1912 and 1913, and it was also the first Sardinian wine to win the Tre Bicchieri del Gambero Rosso award in 1989. However, our journey in wine experimentation doesn’t stop there.
Other Contini products include Vermentino and Cannonau, Nieddera from the same vine, and theMamaioa wines, which are natural wines without added sulphites.
Our most excellent achievement during this journey of experimentation is represented by Karmis, a unique wine obtained from a shrewd combination of Vernaccia and Vermentino grapes. Contini is a company with a strong tradition that also has an eye to innovation.
This concept, together with that “Sardinian touch”, accompanies every bottle of Contini wine at the local, national and international level.
In the Sinis territory and the Tirso Valley, the Contini family manages about 40 hectares of vineyards. The vineyards are influenced by mild winters and very hot but windy summers, thanks to the mistral. The average annual temperature is between 16 and 17°C. The vineyards are in a microclimate that makes these lands uniquely ideal for the cultivation of the Vernaccia and Nieddera vines. The soil is composed of gravel and clay with silt and sand sediments.
Another 40 hectares lie on the slopes of Mount Arci, in the hinterland of the Gulf of Oristano. The vineyards are influenced by mild, wet winters and very long, hot and dry summers. The distinctive volcanic soil is special for its abundance of obsidian, a shiny volcanic glass. The erosion of obsidian produces a greyish-white powder which is used to fertilise the vines. By planting the vineyards in this area of natural beauty, the company’s intention is to give the wine a taste of “the true Sardinia”. Indeed, this arid land is a characteristic feature of Sardinia, and it is very important for the high quality of the Contini’s wine.