Piero Mancini Cannonau di Sardegna 2020Regular price $16.00
Region: Cannon di Sardegna, Sardinia, Italy
Drinks Best: Now - 1 Year
Sitting in the northwestern corner of Sardinia, this winery is located near the popular tourist port of Olbi. Alessandro Mancini currently runs the winery along with his brother Antonio and sister Laura, though it was their father Piero who founded the estate in the 1960’s. While Cannonau di Sardegna may sound like one of the many unique indigenous Italian grape varieties, it’s an import from Spain, where it’s more commonly known as Garnacha or Grenache. It arrived during the 400-year period, ending in the 1700’s, when the Spanish kingdom of Aragon ruled the island. Delightful notes of black cherries, juicy plums and Mediterranean herbs dominate the nose of this softly textured and versatile wine.