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Bold yet smooth. Cannonau is THE red wine from Sardinia. At 100% Grenache, this medium body wine spends its time maturing in steel and then concrete tanks, adding to its leaner nature. The wine still has great depth that will hold up to most meats red or white but has soft enough tannins that it drinks well on its own. Try it with Bear Hill or any sheep's milk cheese.
Grapes: - Cannonau 100%. (Grenache)
Vineyards and training method: Vineyards "Is Crabilis" (Ussana) and "Acquasassa" (Serdiana), low espalier, traditional alberello.
Age of the vineyard: 35 years.
Yield: 80 quintals/hectare.
Soil Type: Clayey, calcareous of medium hill rich in texture 150/180 m above sea level
Vinification, Maturation, Ageing: The grapes, after a soft pressing are left to macerate with the addition of selected yeasts for 6/7 days. After the maceration, the fermentation continues at controlled temperature. At the end of the fermentation, the refinement continues in cement and stainless steel tanks for about 6 months, afterwards it is bottled and refined for 2/3 months in the bottle, before being put on the market.
Tasting: Intense ruby red colour with violet hints, very clear. Very intense, fresh and immediate aroma with notes of ripe red fruits and vegetables. Dry and smooth to the palate, good structure and nose-palate persistence.
Matching and service: cold meat starters, main courses with savoury seasonings, white and lean red meat, medium seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16/18° C, uncorking at least 30 minutes before pouring
TALES FROM THE WINERY
Cannonau is the main red grape of Sardinia, the DOC Cannonau is one of the most well-known.
It's a flower that grows here in the vineyards...that's why we called I Fiori (the flowers) in range with the other classical traditional wine varietals of Sardinia.
The Flower on the label is the Acquilegia Nuragus, one of the two hundred endemic species of Sardinia, a symbol of its diversity. It grows in the Gorroppu Canyon (Gennargentu National Park) and there are only ten plants left and protected. His original color is the one used in the Nuragus label.