Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2009
About the Region
Wine is made all over this island just south of Corsica, off Italy's southwestern coast. The star among white wines is vermentino di Gallura, with its floral, tropical-fruit character, one of only four Italian whites deemed worthy of a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, the highest level of Italian appellations). Vermentino produces good wines in other parts of the island, too, and there are notable plantings of malvasia and muscat. Grenache, under the local name cannonau, produces the island's best red wines, high in alcohol, deep red in color, and full in body. Carignano (carignan), cabernet sauvignon, and the southern Spanish grape bobal are also found.