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Cannonau di Sardegna is a red wine grape varietal from the island of Sardegna. Cannonau is thought to be the grape known as Grenache/ Garnacha. It is the mostly widely planted grape varietal on the whole island as well as one of the most planted varietals worldwide.

Cannonau di Sardegna DOC requires the wines be made with 99% Cannonau, they be at least 13% ABV and if the wines are labeled as Riserva they are required to be aged for a minimum of two years six months of which must be in oak or chestnut barrels. Typically wines made with Cannonau tend to be spicy, berry-flavored and soft on the palate with hints of tar and leather.

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Contini Inu Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2011 Contini Inu Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva

Producer: Contini
Vintage: 2011
Region: Sardegna
Sub-Region: Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Varietal: Cannonau (100%)
Color: Red

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2016 Quartomoro Orriu Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2016 Quartomoro Orriu Cannonau di Sardegna DOC

Producer: Quartomoro
Vintage: 2016
Region: Sardegna
Sub-Region: Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Varietal: Cannonau (100%)
Color: Red

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2014 Quartomoro CNS Memorie di Vite Cannonau di Sardegna 2014 Quartomoro CNS Memorie di Vite Cannonau di Sardegna

Producer: Quartomoro
Vintage: 2014
Region: Sardegna
Sub-Region: Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Varietal: Cannonau (100%)
Color: Red

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2010 Mandrolisai Rosso Superiore DOC 2010 Mandrolisai Rosso Superiore DOC

Producer: Mandrolisai
Vintage: 2010
Region: Sardegna
Sub-Region: Rosso Superiore DOC
Varietal: Cannonau, Bovale, Monica
Color: Red

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2010 Mandrolisai Kentannos Rosso DOC 2010 Mandrolisai Kentannos Rosso DOC

Producer: Mandrolisai
Vintage: 2010
Region: Sardegna
Sub-Region: Kent Annos Rosso DOC
Varietal: Cannonau, Bovale, Monica
Color: Red

Our Price: $27.99

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Common thought is that the variety arrived on Sardegna with the Aragonese when they conquered the island in the early 14th Century (from what is now Aragon).
Cannonau Grapes

However, in the past few years researchers have discovered (during an Archeological Dig in Sardegna) Cannonau seeds which date back to pre roman times therefore it is entirely possible that the Cannonau Grape (aka Grenache/ Garnacha) actually originated on the Island of Sardegna. Cannonau is used to produce Red, Rose as well as fortified Dessert Wines

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