I Garagisti di Sorgono

Manca Cannonau 2016 | Sardinia | Silver Medal

(2 customer reviews)

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Rich and powerful red wine made from Sardinia’s ancient grape, Cannonau. Decanter Silver

This unique, UK-exclusive wine is made by a cooperative of four friends in Sorgono, in the remote heartlands of Sardinia. It has a rich and dense flavour, dominated by black fruit and spice. Full bodied and elegant, it benefits from fresh acidity and an excellent long finish.

It is made from 100% Cannonau – perhaps the most ancient grape in the Mediterranean, dating back 3,200 years. Once thought to be a clone of Garnacha, DNA analysis by the University of Pennsylvania found that it is a different species all together. Sardinians are rightfully proud of this iconic grape.

Winemaker

Geographical Indication

Style

Still Dry Red Wine

Grape

Vintage

2016

ABV

15.5%

SKU: STR-CAN-IT-GDS-2016-01 Categories: , , ,
Description

Winemaking

Grape: 100% Cannonau di Sardegna

Type of vines: Old vines, 60-80 years old

Vineyard location: Figu, Su Boscu and Burdaga in Sardinia

Soil: pink and white granitic soils

Fermentation: at controlled temperature, in stainless-steel tanks and in conical wooden vats

Maturation: aged for 12 months in oak barrels

Production volume: 7000 bottles

Analytical data

ABV: 15.5%

Acidity: 5.14 g/l tartaric acid

pH: 3.74

Sugar: <1 g/l

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Deep garnet colour

Nose: A complex nose, full of black fruits, earthy and spicy aromas

Palate: Full bodied but elegant, with fresh acidity, a chewy mouthfeel and excellent length

Mulberry

Black fruits

Flower and herb

Aromatic herbs

Spices

Spices

Ranking & Awards

  • Decanter Silver Award (2016 vintage)

Useful tips

Pairings: Cannonau is perfect with rustic dishes: smoked and fried beef or lamb, hare or pheasant, olives, ravioli, fried vegetables, and French comte-type cheese.

Serving temperature: Room temperature, 15-18 ° C

Storage: In a cool place, away from direct sunlight, bright artificial light or heat sources

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Manca Cannonau 2016 | Sardinia | Silver Medal

  1. Harry

    Opened my first bottle of 6 yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed it with Sunday roast. Very smooth, will order again.

  2. Kendra R

    Absolutely perfect with or without food. Will buy again

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