The principal red grape of Sardinia, Cannonau is believed by many to be the same grape as Garnacha, also known as Grenache. Cannonau has a uniquely Sardinian personality. It captures the island’s generous warmth, producing plush, spicy and earthy reds.
Colour: deep ruby red with light garnet hues as it ages.
Nose: intense, long-lasting, ethereal, heady, with hints of forest fruits.
Taste: warm and enveloping, good body with the right amount of tannins.
GRAPES : 90% Cannonau, 10% native red grapes.
AREA OF PRODUCTION :Territory surrounding the Winery, characterised by medium texture soils composed of clayey limestone of Miocene origin, medium height slopes, sub-arid climate.
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY : After de-stemming and crushing, the grapes are initially fermented for 8-10 days at a temperature of 26°C. The wine is drawn off and transferred to vitrified cement tanks, where malolactic fermentation takes place, then it is aged for a few months. It is not available for consumption before the 1st April following the harvest.
AGEING : It is preferable to drink it at least one year after harvesting to allow the product time to age in the bottle. It is a medium-aged wine, to be consumed 3-4 years after the harvest.
STORAGE TEMPERATURE : In cool, dry places protected from the light.
SERVING TEMPERATURE : 18-20°C. SERVE WITH Roasts, game and mature cheeses.
Very smooth, almost like a smooth Argentinian Malbec, very well balanced. Will definitely be keeping this stocked on my wine rack.