The Alessio Atzeni Agricultural Company is located in Santadi, in the south of Sardinia. Founded by the winemaker Alessio Atzeni, it specializes in the production of high-quality wines made from Carignano grapes, a typical variety of the region.
The vineyards are located in the Sulcis region in southwestern Sardinia. This area boasts sandy and sunny soils, which are ideal for grape cultivation, particularly Carignano, which adapts well to the windy climate of the area. The grapes come from a vineyard located on a well-exposed hill, caressed by the wind, and surrounded by the scents of the local vegetation.
The Alessio Atzeni Agricultural Company produces "Crabi," a Carignano del Sulcis DOC wine made exclusively from 100% Carignano grapes sourced from their own vineyards.
The territory and the town of Santadi.
The town of Santadi is located in the heart of Sulcis, an area characterized by the presence of holm oaks, lentisks, olive trees, and vineyards. Not far from the town center lies the Pantaleo Forest, which includes centuries-old trees and the rare holm oak forest, an ideal habitat for the Sardinian deer. There are also numerous archaeological remains, such as Nuraghi, Phoenician-Punic settlements, and necropolises in the area.
Carignano del Sulcis
Carignano is a red grape variety mainly cultivated in Sulcis, the southwestern region of Sardinia. Despite representing a small percentage of Sardinian vineyards, it is considered one of the most interesting grape varieties on the island. Its presence is linked to its resistance to the sea winds, which allows it to thrive on sandy and sunny soils. According to some historians, it was introduced by the Phoenicians, while others believe it was brought by the Aragonese. Today, it is the primary grape variety used in the production of Carignano del Sulcis DOC wines.