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MAIMONE, A SPLENDID CANNONAU

Cannonau di Sardegna is certainly the most famous and most popular red wine in Sardinia. Not surprising since it is the most common grape variety on the island, with nearly 30% of Sardinian wine production. It is actually a variety of Grenache that was imported in the 14th century, at the beginning of Spanish colonisation of Sardinia. Today, Cannonau is an appellation of origin (DOC) and Maimone is considered among the best. The maceration takes place with the skins, at a temperature of 26 ° to 28 ° C. After vinification, Maimone is transferred to small oak barrels where it is aged for 6-8 months, depending on the vintage. We will appreciate it naturally with all the Italian specialties (pasta and pizza), but particularly also with red meats, game, or typical roasted lamb or suckling pig. And of course accompanying hard cheeses, especially Parmesan and Pecorino.

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Colour : beautiful intensity: dark ruby with garnet highlights


Nose : notes of red and black berries with a spicy touch on the finish


Palate : Winey and full bodied. The tannic structures begin melting and coated with a rich and velvety fruit which prolongs a beautiful lingering flavour


Classification alfavin.ch : Full red : This wine has great structure, round tannins and a lingering flavour. Moreover, it is warm, full and rich.


Alcool : 13.5%


Vinification : Maceration is carried out at a temperature of 26/28 ° C with the skins for a period ranging from 6 to 8 days. Aging lasts 8 to 10 months in oak barrels.


Meals : Red meat, game and cheese


Aging Potential : < 5 Years

Maimone 2017

  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Sardinia
  • Producer : Cantina della Vernaccia
  • Appelation : Cannonau di Sardegna doc
  • Classification alfavin : Red structured
  • Grape : Cannonau
  • Content : 75 cl
  • Type : Red

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