Cards of Wine

Cannonau (Italy)

Cannonau is the main grape in the island of Sardinia, Italy.

Profile

Body
Tannins
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

Black and Blue Fruit. Wild Strawberry.
Rose. Jam. Anise. Herbal Notes.
Oak. Vanilla. Cinnamon. Tobacco.

Food Pairing

Sardinian. Indian. Spicy.
Meat. Roasted. Braised. Stews.
Pork. Lamb. Rabbit. Duck. Game.

Aged Cheese. Pecorino Sardo.

It also pairs well with Indian Chicken Tikka Masala.

Serving temperatures:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Grenache / Garnacha / Cannonau

Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world.

Grenache is called Garnacha in Spain and Cannonau in Italy.

Grenache is said to originate from Aragon in Spain, but recent DNA analysis indicates that Grenache is native to Sardinia in Italy.

Different Garnacha varieties produce both red and white wines with a high level of alcohol.

Garnacha is a typical blendig grape. In pure form it produces a dull wine with little color, usually sold as a rosé.

Cannonau in Italy

In Italy, Grenache is most commonly found in Sardinia under the name Cannonau.

The DOC wine "Cannonau di Sardegna" must contain at least 90% local Grenache (Cannonau).

Read More

You can read more about the Grenache grape at Grenache Grapes.

You can read more about the world wide production of Grenache at Grenache Regions.