The Torbato grape is present in Sardinia only in the area of Alghero, and is of undoubted Spanish origin, having been imported during the Catalan domination. It is also known as Iberian Vitis and with the dialectal names of Catalan grape or Turbat. In the Algherese area it now occupies only a surface area of just over 90 hectares. Some time ago it was bred as a tree, but at present the expanded forms, even with a tent, are more common. The soils of the Alghero plain, of a calcareous-clayey nature and the warm, dry climate are perfectly suited to this vine. The Torbato grape is generally vinified in purity and as a base for a brut sparkling wine, both included in the Alghero DOC.


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