Cannonau di Sardegna "Salana"

zanatta-salana.jpgWinery: Vigneti Zanatta
Sardegna (Sardinia)
Locale: Gallura, Italy
Appellation: Cannonau di Sardegna
Designation: DOC

Site: Clay and sand.

Grapes: Cannonau

Fermentation and Aging: Cold maceration for 2 days and traditional maceration for 8 to 10 days in stainless steel containers at a temperature of 24°C to 26°C (75°F to 79°F). Aged 6 months in barriques and 6 in stainless steel tanks.

Notes: Bright garnet color, with an intense, persistent, full flavor. The Cannonau bears long aging. Should be stored in a cool, dark cellar, at constant temperature. Ideal with very structured dishes such as red meat, game feathered and furred, excellent with cheese.