VARIETY: Cannonau, known in France as Grenache and in Spain as Alicante.
PRODUCTION AREA: The Cannonau vine thrives both on the warm, sandy soils of the Sardinian coastline and on the harsh, rocky terrain of the island‘s mountainous interior. At Cantina Li Sedi, Cannonau is grown in the southeastern part of the estate, where it is exposed to the Grecale winds.
HARVEST PERIOD: Late September and early October.
WINEMAKING: After destemming and crushing, the grapes undergo pre-fermentation skin contact at a controlled temperature of no more than 28°C to preserve the variety‘s characteristic fruit-like sensations and to extract the phenolics necessary for brief maturation in pre-used mediumsized and large oak barrels.
APPEARANCE: Garnet shading into brick red.
NOSE: Red fruits with a distinct bouquet of violets veined with subtle hints of oak.
PALATE: Full-bodied, robust, dry and austere.
SERVE: At a temperature of 18-20°C.
FOOD MATCHINGS: Roast or stewed red meats, game and strong cheeses.