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Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna, 2020

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Sardinia's take on Grenache

Silky light red wine with a beautiful bouquet with complex notes of flowers, strawberry and blood orange with an evolved spicy note like leather or tobacco that ageing has brought out.

Food Pairing: Ossobuco or tapas.

Cellaring: Great to drink now.

"Cannonau is Sardinia's take on Grenache, often produced in an intense style with 15pc alcohol levels to boot. Sella & Mosca applies a much lighter touch in the fresh version, with aromas of red plums, violets and blood orange matched by a sappy minerality: perfect for tapas and chats." Aoife Carrigy, Irish Independent, 6th November 2021.

"Cannonau is the name Garnacha goes by in Sardinia. A bright ruby colour, with red berry aromas, it has an explosion of flavours: coffee, spices, herbs, plums and oak. And Sardinians believe the wine, in moderation, is linked to heart health. Enjoy with: Ossobuco." Matthew Nugent, The Sun, 17 July, 2021


STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

Sella & Mosca are the most prominent producer on Sardinia, being instrumental in establishing the reputation for quality and potential for even greater things to come of wines from this dramatically beautiful Italian island.

Cannanou is the local name for grenache and it’s the island’s signature grape as it copes well with warm dry weather and sea winds. This is made from grapes sourced from sandy seaside vineyards as well as from the dramatic rocky inland hills. The wine is fermented on the skins at controlled temperatures before ageing for two years, as least 12 months of which were in large barrels.

 

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