Cannonau Anzenas DOC 2020 – Dolianova
The wine displays an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections as it ages. The aroma is intense and persistent, with ethereal and vinous notes of wild berries. On the palate, it offers a warm and enveloping experience, with a good body and balanced tannins. It is a wine suitable for medium-term aging, best enjoyed within 3-4 years from the harvest date. It pairs perfectly with roasts, game meats, and strongly flavoured, spicy cheeses.
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The name Dolianova in Sardinia has always been synonymous with the production of quality wines. The establishment of Cantine di Dolianova in 1949 aimed to continue and elevate this tradition. In those early years, when Sardinia was still in its developmental stages and significantly different from today, a collective of winemakers formed a cooperative effort to enhance the value and personal investment in their labor, leveraging their collective strength.
For 70 years, the Cantine’s values have been passed down through generations, including a deep love for the land, a passion for the vineyards, and a commitment to constant improvement to produce wines of exceptional quality. Today, they continue to diligently work towards delivering the highest standard using the finest Sardinian grape varieties.
The Cantine di Dolianova looks forward to the future with strength and a profound understanding gained from 70 years of history. Their wisdom is rooted in a winemaking tradition that spans 3,000 years, adding to their readiness for what lies ahead.
Cannonau, also known as Grenache, is undeniably the epitome of Sardinian wine. It enjoys global recognition and appreciation, embodying the essence of the island’s winemaking heritage. This extraordinary wine proudly holds the prestigious DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status, assuring authenticity and adherence to rigorous quality standards.
Recent discoveries have shed light on Cannonau’s historical significance, unveiling it as an indigenous grape variety with ancient roots. Believed to be one of the oldest grape varieties in the entire Mediterranean region, it carries the weight of centuries-old viticultural tradition.
Cannonau wines are celebrated for their distinctive character and complexity. They boast a deep ruby-red color, captivating the senses with aromas of ripe red fruits, wild berries, and hints of Mediterranean herbs. On the palate, Cannonau offers a harmonious balance, showcasing rich fruit flavours, well-integrated tannins, and vibrant acidity, leading to a satisfying and prolonged finish.
Not surprisingly, Cannonau has become a favorite among wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Its versatility allows it to complement a wide range of dishes, from traditional Sardinian cuisine to international fare. Whether paired with hearty meat dishes, aged cheeses, or savoured on its own, Cannonau proudly represents the excellence of Sardinian winemaking.
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