NO BLUE BLOOD, JUST BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS.

Our history stretches way back, to when time was marked by the passing of the seasons, and the farmworkers of the countryside of Alghero had nothing to rely on but the soil and their own ingenuity.

It is a story that speaks of the ability to trust one another, and of the desire to build something great, without forgetting how much beauty and how much value are hidden away in what surrounds us: endless plains facing out to sea, sheltered by a cove between the Gulf of Alghero and the Bay of Porto Conte. These are fortunate lands, caressed by the wind and kissed by the sun. It is a story that speaks of the precious lessons learned through daily toil. This story, our story, starts very long ago and lasts all the way to today.

It all began in 1946, in the Nurra area, which had been reclaimed and given to the farmworkers following the Agrarian Reform that was implemented in Sardinia in the immediate post-war period. The locals were blessed with skilled, courageous hands that had the capacity to capture the soul of a part of the island that seems to have been designed for winemaking. And so, in 1959, one hundred of them decided to enter into a co-operative and to found the Cantina Santa Maria la Palma (Santa Maria la Palma Winery).

Today, past and future are being combined seamlessly through the new technologies deployed in every project put together by the Winery, which can leverage a tradition that has always married innovation to love for the local soil.

700 hectares of land on the estate are under vine, giving rise to a wealth of highly nuanced Sardinian wines, all made with the same passion and dedication as always, while also taking advantage of everything that state-of-the-art technology has to offer.

The dedication to quality is the thread that runs throughout our history: selecting methods and techniques to produce the finest grapes, enhancing and protecting the soil – all with a view to exceeding our consumers’ expectations and to being worthy inheritors of this noble tradition that we are carrying forward.

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LE BOMBARDE

Le Bombarde wine takes the name from the beach where, even today, we find vineyards of red grapes such as Cannonau and Monica di Sardegna . The cannons, represented on the label, are the symbol of the defence and the pride of the Sardinian coastal territory, that over the centuries has suffered invasions by various dominations including the Aragonese and Spanish. They are the emblem of the strong and determined character of these grapes.

Colour: bright, clear, deep ruby red. Bouquet: a fine, intense perfume with characteristic elegant scents.
Flavour: dry, full and warm, it is velvety but robust, and harmonious with its pleasantly characteristic tannin flavour.
Serving suggestion: ideal with red meats, game and mature cheeses.
Serving Temperature: the qualities of this excellent wine are enhanced if it is served at 18° C – 20° C
Alcoholic Content: 13% – 13,5% vol.

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ARAGOSTA


The Lobster is the symbol of the gastronomy of Alghero and this white wine made from Vermentino di Sardegna grapes, is the ideal match.

Colour: pale straw-yellow with soft hints of green.
Bouquet: its winy aroma is well-balanced, delicate though distinct, with a fresh fragrance, reminiscent of ripe apples.
Flavour: harmonious, dry but not harsh, crisp and rather lively, with a pleasantly lingering aftertaste of almonds.
Serving Suggestions: ideal accompaniment for fish dishes, especially shellfish.
Serving Temperature: 10°C – 12°C
Alcoholic Content: 12.5% – 13,% vol.