Wild Sardinia Gin
Flavio Porcu, who was born and raised in Sardinia, founded Wild Sardinia. While Flavio had worked in the wine and liquor industry most of his life, it wasn’t until he turned 46 that he decided to set out on his own and start what he dreamed of doing for years. Wild Sardinia is produced in the Province of Oristano in Sardinia, an area is known for its wild and pristine beaches. When Flavio decided to start his project here, he knew he wanted to create a product that reflects its location and is made from high-quality ingredients. Flavio partnered with Silvio Carta, a distillery on the island whose history goes back more than half a century. Over the years, the company has instigated an ethos of combining tradition and innovation culminating in the recent opening of a new, state of the art distillery in Zeddiani in the heart of Oristano. Today the distillery is run by Elio Carta, son of the founder. Flavio was attracted by two key features of the distillery; its proximity to the Vernaccia vineyards, used for making first Wild Sardinia’s iconic Vermouth, and the company’s slogan Armonia della Natura or Harmony in Nature, which fit with Flavio’s plan of using all-natural ingredients.
Wild Sardinia Gin, which is made exclusively from the hand-picked berries of wild juniper plants that grow naturally along the island’s coasts. No other botanical is added. Thirty days of infusion in grain alcohol is followed by distillation with the discontinuous method for about 10 hours by means of steam heating and a copper still. The aroma and flavor are deeply concentrated and rich. The nose is overwhelmed and charmed by the perfume of Sardinian juniper that gradually leaves room for hints of resin and citrus fruit. The palate is mouth-filling and warm, long and expressive.