Cardedu (car-DAY-do), a remote, mountainous area, is one of the better known wine regions of Sardinia. The Loi family doesn’t think of itself as a natural wine producer; they don't think of themselves as "hip". Yet, all wines are fermented with native yeasts in temperature controlled tanks (if needed), and there’s dry farming without use of herbicides or pesticides.
Monica is the varietal is said to have Spanish origins (nope we hadn't heard of it before either). Gorgeous cranberry red color, island red, drink a bit chilled with seafood. Bright minerality with rustic undertones.