Cannonau

#vine #blackgrapes #native #sardinia

Cannonau is a native black grapes vine that is grown in Sardinia and is suitable both for the production of young wines and for medium-aged wines. Its origins are still debated: until a few years ago it was thought that it had been imported on the island during the Spanish domination of the XIII; on the other hand, recent archaeological findings have shown that this variety was present on the island - and was being cultivated - more than 3,000 years ago, well before the arrival of Phoenicians and Romans. Some more safety comes from genetic analysis that accumulate with the Spanish grape Garnacha (in France is known as Grenache), with the Alicante cultivated in southern Italy or with Tai Rosso of Veneto.

Tasting

The prevalent color is intense ruby red with violet reflections. A bouquet with floral (violet) and fruity hints (berries, ripe fruit, plum) prevails at the nose. The vinous scent is characteristic. A good structure and acidity emerge during the taste, while it is not particularly astringent thanks to a contained presence of tannins. Dry and soft, with an aftertaste of bitter almond.

Olfactory profile

  • Floral
    0%
  • Fruity
    0%
  • Vegetal
    0%
  • Spicy
    0%

Flavor profile

  • Acid
    0%
  • Bitter
    0%
  • Sapid
    0%
  • Tannic
    0%

Classification

Sardinia

Tips

Synonyms
  • Cannonadu
  • Canonao
  • Cannono
  • Cannona
  • Cannonaddu
  • Cananao
Cultivation zone
Bunch
  • size: medium
  • shape: pyramidal, compact with wings
Grape
  • size: medium
  • color: blue-violet
Phenology
  • shooting period: medium-late
  • maturation period: medium
  • production: good
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