The Sella & Mosca winery and estate was founded in 1899 by one of Piedmont, Italy’s most famous families at the time, the Sella family. Today, it’s one of the largest estates in Europe and one of its most diverse. Its property in Alghero (in the northwest), with a total of 650 hectares, including 542 hectares planted to vine, is home to Europe’s largest contiguous vineyard. Its property in Gallura (in the northeast) produces top Vermentino di Gallura. Its property in Sulcis (southwest) produces critically acclaimed Carignano di Sulcis, a favorite among wine writers. Sella & Mosca is known for its excellent price-to-quality ratio. Antonio Galloni (Vinous) has written of the winery that “I always look forward to tasting the wines of Sella e Mosca, one of Sardinia’s most historic properties. These wines deliver terrific quality and tons of pure value.” His words were echoed by Monica Larner (Robert Parker) who wrote that its Carignano del Sulcis is “a frankly ridiculous value.” Sella & Mosca’s wines literally put Sardinia on the viticultural map with its classic Cannonau, bright Vermentino, and bold Carignano del Sulcis becoming favorites of wine critics across the world.
Did you know?
The Sella in Sella & Mosca was Vittorio Sella, one of the most famous mountaineers and wildlife photographers of his era and son of one of Italy’s most noted politicians at the time. Ansel Adams was a huge fan of his work. The Mosca was Edgardo Mosca, Sella’s brother-in-law.