This is a classic Cannonau (or Grenache) from Sardinia - approachable and fruit-forward yet with character and depth.
Vibrant cherry and ripe bramble aromas with subtle notes of violet and spice. More ripe cherry characters on the palate, with fresh strawberry and lightly floral notes, balanced by juicy acidity, soft tannins and just a hint of pepper on the finish.
The Cannonau grapes are sourced from the Gallura region, in the north-eastern tip of Sardinia. The vines are planted in weathered granite soils around 400m above sea level. Typically rain in May and June is followed by a hot summer, and the grapes are harvested towards the end of October. Fermentation takes place on the skins, followed by refining and bottling.
Great with roast meats including game, or mature Sardinian Pecorino cheese!