With its clear sea and sharp mountains covered by intricate vegetation of wild beauty, Sardinia is famous for evidence of human presence since very ancient times, of which nuraghes are the most significant and well-known image among the broad public. However, the island's charm doesn't only come from the unique beauty and variety of maritime areas, but also from other peculiar elements that make it a completely unmistakable world, such as its culture, habits and traditions, folk costumes that still even now are jealously guarded, archaeology and, last but by no means least, its enogastronomy. Added to this is the great variety of the landscape and the mild climate for the majority of the year, which makes Sardinia one of the most popular international tourist destinations.
THE ORISTANO AREA
Since ancient times, the presence of the river Tirso has been an important natural resource for the Oristano territory, ensuring the fertility of pastures and fields and encouraging human settlement. The alluvial grounds of the low Tirso valley are made of material that comes from the disaggregation of rocks in the area and represent the ideal environment for the cultivation of grapes of prime quality. Among these, a special place is occupied by the Vernaccia variety, obtained from the eponymous white vine of the area. Probably introduced to Sardinia by the Phoenicians, this vine variety owes its name to Romans who were talking about 'vernacula' (vernacular) grapes, namely belonging to the place where they were cultivated.
As well as the rest of the region, the Oristano area is characterised by the presence of spontaneous and native plants such as Sardinian juniper, myrtle, Salvia desoleana, helichrysum and many more botanical variations that – after accurate selection – are used by the Silvio Carta company to produce liquors and spirits.