The Caddiu vine is a native black grape, now nearly extinct. Very little is known of this variety.
It is grown mainly in the lower valley of Tirso and is also known by other names, including Caddu in Bosa, Niedda Perda Sarda in Terralba and Caddiu Nieddu in Oristano. It is still present on the whole island and is within the assemblies of all IGT of Sardinia, while it is not mentioned in any type DOP.
The berry is black, medium or large, spherical with thick and substantial, black-purple, medium waxy skin. The bunch is medium or small, semi-tight, cylindrical-conical with a large, pentagonal, five, or more rarely three-lobed leaf.
Caddiu has medium-high vigor and medium and irregular production.
The Caddiu grape gives a ruby red wine with garnet tones. The scent is intense, with well-defined fruity notes of ripe plum and cherry. The taste is warm and full with hints of black cherry, plum and mellow aroma, gently spiced if aged in wood.