Gabriele D’Annunzio the famous Italian writer and poet of the nineteenth Century, also known as “the Vate”, meaning “sacred poet, prophet” wrote about a Sardinian red wine called Nepente di Oliena.
A wine that Gabriele D’Annunzio knew very well. He wrote the preface to Hans Barth’s guidebook “Taverns of Italy”, to which we owe the first information about Cannonau outside of Sardinia. The poet was welcomed in Oliena as a guest and tasted the “nectar” in its most intense Nepente version: “Do you not know of Nepente of Oliena, not even by reputation? (…) I am sure that, if you drank a sip, you would never again want to leave the shade of the white cliffs…”. Source: Sardegna Turismo.