San Constantino Cannonau di Sardegna, 2016
Taste Profile Where it's from
Cannonau is the name used on the beautiful island of Sardinia for the Grenache grape. Podere Parpinello was created over 50 years as a family estate and today Giampaolo Parpinello carries on the tradition with his son, Paolo. Modern winemaking techniques combine here with the fascinating, unique terrain of Sardinia, and this Cannonau is a great example, with bright, soft, juicy red fruit flavours. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
The Parpinello family have run this 30 hectare estate and winery for three generations. The vineyard is situated on a gentle slope between Alghero and Sassari in the north west of the island. In order to reflect this typicity, modern winemaking technology is successfully combined with traditional farming methods, resulting in high quality wines with intense aromas and flavours.
Cannonau, as Grenache is called here, is the most important and exclusive red wine grape native to Sardinia, and is belived to be the oldest variety in the Mediterranean.
The vineyards here are planted with a high density of vines, allowing hand harvesting of the best and ripest bunches in in order to make this wine which shows lashings of mature red fruits combined with delicate hints of spice on the nose. The dry and pleasantly flavoured palate is elegant, yet full bodied in style.
Goes well with
Cannonau is a red grape with, generally, a softer character than grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon. This Sardinian example has lots of juicy, slightly herbal red fruit notes which will make it a lovely accompaniment to roast poultry such as chicken or duck.
Also works very well with all types of pasta dishes, as well as roasted lamb and pork.
San Constantino Cannonau di Sardegna
|Organic / Biodynamic||No / No|
|Vegetarian / Vegan||Yes / Yes|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|