The Vitivinicola Alberto Loi is located in Cardedu near Jerzu. On the east coast of the island of Sardinia, in Ogliastra, between the Gennargentu and the sea.
From the origins to the early twentieth century to the fourth generation making wine from Cannonau
The Vitivinicola Alberto Loi was created in the late Forties by Alberto Loi.
The founder was born in Jerzu from producers of Cannonau. Today we have reached the fourth generation, heirs of the historic ability to make wine from Cannonau in Ogliastra.
The territory is of particular interest, thanks to the suggestive tourist places, both on the coast and inside.
Cannonau, Bovale Sardo, Carignano prevail over heavily ventilated areas with a Mediterranean climate
The main estate of the Vitivinicola Alberto Loi is located on an irregularly foothill area of about fifty hectares in the Cardedu countryside.
The Cardedu vineyards produce three main crus.
The “Sa Mola” cru in the flat area, north of the estate, with vines of an average age of 20 years.
The cru “Cardedo” in the region of the slightly sloping estate, in the south-west, with vines of an average age of 25 years.
The cru “of the Reserves” in the most steep slopes to the west, with vines of an average age of 35 years.
The variety of vines grown in the Cardedu countryside is mainly Cannonau, followed by other indigenous varieties such as Bovale Sardo (Muristellu) and Carignano; some hectares are instead destined to allochthonous grapes.
Two other estates are dedicated to wine production: in Castiadas di San Vito in Sarrabus and in the territory of Jerzu. The soil of good texture is predominantly granitic, sandy.
In the other estates, white and red grape vines are cultivated mainly of indigenous quality such as Vermentino, Nuragus, Nasco, Moscato, Monica, Carignano, Muristellu, Cagnulari.
The climate is very windy Mediterranean and with significant temperature changes between night and day in all seasons with the exposure of the vineyards to the south east with high planting density.
A suitable area where food and tourism coexist
Beaches like those of Marina di Cardedu and Gairo, the Torre di Bari and Orrì.
The attractions of Arbatax and Santa Maria Navarrese, from which you can reach the famous Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Mariolu, Cala Gabbiani, Goloritzè.
In the hinterland, not far away there are Barisardo with the eighteenth-century parish church, rich in marble, which houses a canvas depicting the “Holy Family” attributed to Mainas, an important reproduction of Raphael’s work.
Towards the west we meet in Ulassai the Grotte de Su Marmuri, the Scala di San Giorgio in Osini, the Gairo “Vecchia” with the landscape of the characteristic “tacchi” and “toneri”, plateaus of magnesian limestone origin with jagged contours with spiers and walls embattled from the slopes to overhanging.
To the north “Sa Perdalonga” and the “Golgo” of Baunei.
Traditions and origins are kept in the cellar born in the Fifties
The cellar is built on different levels.
The central body of the building is the original nucleus of the cellar, built by Alberto Loi, in the early Fifties, using granite extracted from a quarry on the estate.
In the mid-Nineties a program of restructuring, enlargement and technological renewal of the winery was completed, which has modern wine-making, storage, maturation, aging and packaging facilities.
“Typicality and tradition combined with innovation and pleasantness of drinking” is the philosophy that guides all the company’s activities.
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