Cannonau is the main grape in the island of Sardinia, Italy.
Black and Blue Fruit. Wild Strawberry.
Rose. Jam. Anise. Herbal Notes.
Oak. Vanilla. Cinnamon. Tobacco.
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.
Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world.
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.
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).