Cannonau is a genetic match with Garnacha of Spain (Grenache in France and many other countries), as are Alicante, Tai Rosso, and Vernaccia Nera, but all of them have developed in relative isolation for centuries. Light in color. Aromas & flavors: Floral, herbal. Best DOP: Cannonau di Sardegna subzones Oliena, Jerzu, and Capo Ferrato.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Cannonao

Best Known For: Classic red grape of Sardegna

Where Grown: Almost exclusively in Sardegna (99%)

Vineyard Area: 5,422 ha (13,392 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

Principal Red Grape Varieties:

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