Gallura, Province of Olbia

It is a real pleasure to bring to Australia the wine of our friends, Renato and Angela Spanu. Renato, who worked with Neil Empson in the USA, followed his dream and purchased eight hectares in his ancestors’ region of Gallura, the prestigious Vermentino DOCG in northern Sardinia.

  • Established

  • Owned by

    Renato & Angela Spanu
  • Winemaker(s)

    Renato Spanu & Gianni Menotti
  • Viticulture


What makes this region so unique for Vermentino is the imposing and beautiful granite mountains, the crushed granite soils contributing outstanding complexity and minerality to its wines. Within the region of Gallura there are several sub-zones and Jankara – the name comes from two neighbouring crus of Jannaca and Karana – is located in the heart of the prestigious ‘Vena di San Leonardo’, between the towns of Luras and Sant’Antonio di Gallura near Lake Liscia, about 300 metres above sea level and 25 minutes from the stunning Costa Smeralda beaches.

Renato enlisted Gianni Menotti, one of Italy’s leading oenologists, to make the wine and the result is outstanding. Classic Gallura, exhibiting white flowers, almond and tropical notes with a firm backbone of nervy acidity and delicate freshness.



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