When Nathan Gottesdiener and Massimo Ruggero landed in Lugosanto, near Olbia, they were immersed in a forest dotted with rural churches, small settlements of the nuraghic era and shrubs of myrtle, bush and broom.
Seduced by the suggestion of the place, the two members decided that that would be the perfect place to carry on their oenological project. The old structures are retrieved and the design of a modern underground cellar, which has the same roof as the forest itself, slowly takes life; the first 12 hectares planted in Vermentino are joined by Cannonau, Cangulari, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, to reach the current 37 hectares.
Turning point is the arrival in the cellar of Dino Dini, enologist student of Giacomo Tachis and Riccardo Cotarella. In 2012 finally comes the first vintage and each of the 7 wines that comes forth is given a name linked to the ancient Gallurese dialect: Spèra "beam of light", Maìa "magic", Fòla "fairy tale", or even Etruscan like Bèru "Noble", Érema "small plant" and Tiros "wine". For this year we leave Maia and Tiros maturing in the cellar, but we enjoy a great Limited Edition of Eremo, where Cannonau leaves the Cagnulari and embraces the Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2021, Nuali was awarded as the best sweet wine in Italy by Mundus Vini at the 28th Grand International Wine Award - Meininger 2021.
In 2021 Wine Spectator reviewed our 2019 Spèra and awarded it 90 points. The commentary is by Alison Napjus (Tasting Director): 'A texture of fragrant ground spices winds through finely woven flavours of tropical fruits in this slender, light white, while a subtle undertow of salty mineral leads to a luscious finish. Elegant. Drink now and until 2025".
In 2021 Nùali, vintage 2018, won the gold medals at the World Wine Competition "Feminalise".
The Feminalise World Wine Competition is a unique concept: all the world’s wines are tasted exclusively by women experts in wine. Every year in Paris, in the heart of the French capital, more than 600 tasters from all over the world take part in the competition born in 2005.
In addition, Siddùra has won the following medals in important International Competitions:
- Gold Medal: Maia 2019 - Bacchus 2018 at the London Wine Competition 2021
- Gold Medal: Bacchus 2018 - Nùali 2018 at the Cittadelles du Vin 2021
- Gold Medal: Spera 2019 at the Concours International de Lyon 2021
- Silver Medal: Spera 2020 - Erma 2019 - Fola 2018 - Nùali 2019 at the London Wine Competition 2021
- Silver Medal: Erma 2019 at the Concours International de Lyon 2021
The following wines were awarded at the Frankfurt International Trophy 2021:
- Fòla - DOC Cannonau di Sardegna 2018: Gold Medal
- Nùali - DOC Moscato di Sardegna 2018: Gold Medal
- Spèra - DOCG Vermentino di Gallura 2020: Gold Medal
At the Challenge International du Vin 2021 competition, the following wines were awarded prizes:
- Nùali 2018: Gold Medal
- Maìa 2019: Gold Medal
At the competition organised by the well-known wine magazine Falstaff and dedicated to Sardinian wines, the following wines were awarded prizes:
- Bàcco Cagnulari Isola dei Nuraghi 2018: 94 points
- Fòla Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva 2018: 92 points
- Maìa Vermentino di Gallura DOCG Superiore 2019: 92 points
- Nùali Passito Moscato di Sardegna DOC 2018: 92 points
- Spèra Vermentino di Gallura DOCG 2020: 91 points
Siddùra was the best Sardinian winery at the International Wine Competition - Città del Vino 2021:
- Maìa 2019: Gold Medal
- Fòla 2018: Gold Medal
- Bàcco 2018: Gold Medal
- Nùali 2018: Gold Medal
Siddùra, the best sardinan winery in the "Concorso enologico internazionale Città del Vino" - Grenaches du monde 2021: gold medal for Nudo 2020, silver for Erema 2019.
Siddùra has been named "Winery of the Year - Gran Vinitaly 2021" by Vinitaly 2021. The "Gran Vinitaly 2021" special prize is awarded to the producer who has achieved the best result in terms of the sum of the scores of the first three best wines in at least two different categories selected for inclusion in the "5StarWines - the Book 2022" guide.
In addition to the nomination, the following wines were also awarded:
- Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva Fòla 2018: 93 points
- Moscato di Sardegna DOC Passito Nùali 2018: 93 points
- Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Èrema 2019: 92 points
- Isola dei Nuraghi IGT Cagnulari Bàcco 2018: 92 points
- Vermentino di Gallura DOCG Spéra 2020: 91 points
Spèra, vintage 2020, won the Gold medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
The guide Vino da Bere - The best wines of Sardinia has awarded our Spèra and Maìa:
- Maìa 2020 95,5/100 pts
- Spèra 2020 96/100 pts
Our Fòla 2018 (after Spèra and Maìa) is reviewed by the Guide VinodaBere - The best wines of Sardinia with 96.8 out of 100 confirms - also for this Guide - one of the best Cannonau.
Our Maìa, vintage 2019, won the most important medal of the guide "Vini Buoni di Italia".
At the Concorso Rosati Rosé 2021 (National Wine Competition) Nudo 2020 was awarded 4 roses and was awarded 91 points.
Siddùra won five gold medals in the Italian Wine Competition “WOW – Civiltà del Bere magazine”:
- Maìa Vermentino di Gallura Docg Sup 2019
- Spèra, Vermentino di Gallura Docg 2020
- Nudo, Cannonau Doc rosè 2020
- Bàcco, Isola dei Nuraghi rosso Igt 2018
- Nùali, Moscato di Sardegna DOC, Passito 2018
Our Nùali, vintage 2018, won the most important award of the guide “VITAE 2022” of the Italian association of sommeliers.