This review of Cannonau Di Sardegna Riserva includes price, alcohol content, aroma, taste and more of this Italian Red Wine.
This tasting is specifically of the Sella and Mosca Cannonau Di Sardegna Riserva 2010. According to the bottle, Sella and Mosca was founded in 1899 and they consider themselves “among the most progressive and magnificent wine estates in Europe.”
Cannonau Di Sardegna comes from the island of Sardinia in Italy. The varietal is Cannonau, which is the region’s name for the Granache wine grape. It’s speculated that Granache may have actually originated from Sardina.
Cannonau Di Sardegna Review
It is a very leggy wine, though. The legs were many and varied in size. They fell at various speeds down the sides of the glass.
The wine’s aroma was pronounced and complex. It was very aromatic and noticeable from a good foot away from the glass after pouring. There were earthy notes of black fruits, primarily. I also noted hints of tar and spice. There was definitely a good whiff of alcohol when sniffed. Alcohol content of this Cannonau Di Sardegna was 14.0% by volume.
When I tasted this wine, I noted deep full bodied flavors of blackberry, black cherry and other dark fruits. The wine’s taste definitely echoed the aroma and was very enjoyable. When initially tasted (prior to letting it breathe) the wine seemed a little young and bright. But, the taste quickly matured with a little air.
The wine had a cottony mouthfeel with nicely behaved tannins noted all over the mouth.
Finish of the Cannonau Di Sardegna was medium to long.
Overall, I found this to be a very enjoyable wine. It could be appreciated on its own or paired with red meats. Speaking of appreciation, I recieved this wine as a gift from a friend I recently reconnected with and I’m appreciative of her good taste in wine!
What resonated with me the most about this wine was its complexity in aroma and taste.
Consider decanting this wine for a little while before drinking it.
Cannonau Di Sardegna price about $12.00 – $14.00. Recommend!
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