If there is anyone who deserves to be called king, that’s him: a strong and elegant sovereign, proud and noble, respected and loved. He knows how to live, the king, a deep and meditative thinker, the knowledge of making his own history. His majesty, the Cannonau.
Classification: Cannonau di Sardegna DOC (Controlled designation of origin)
Grape varieties: Cannonau 100%
Place of origin: Is Crabilis estate – Ussana
Soil: clay-limestone soil at about 160 meters above sea level
Climate: mediterranean, mild winters with limited rainfalls; sunny and windy summers
Average age of the vineyard: 25 years
Training system: espaliered bushes.
Implantation density of 5000 plants per ha and production of 50-60 quintals
Harvesting: by hand, in small baskets of 20 kg each ones and grapes selection in the wine cellar.
Season: flast decade of October
Winemaking procedure: Long fermentationmaceration for about 30 days at controlled temperature 25°; malolactic fermentation and following refinement of only first press wine in stainless steel temperature-controlled vats in order to enhance its original characteristics
- Colour: Intense ruby red
- Nose: slightly spicy with hints of very ripe red fruit
- Palate: well-structured, warm and persistent
Storage: protected from light/controlled light, horizontal bottle, constant temperature 17°C, Humidity 70%. Serving temperature: 16°-18°
Food Matches: cured meats, first courses with tasty condiments, sardinian Pecorino cheese with medium or long matured. Roast pig or lamb with mirtle and juniper berries, beef with sauce and wine.