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Cantina Castiadas

This grape variety is said to be related to the Spanish Garnacha as well as the French Grenache, and was brought to Sardinia by Spanish conquerors in the 13th century.Cannonau, according to the folklore, is so called because in the 16th century after a battle with the islanders, the Spanish loaded their ships with “courage cannons and Sardinian wine”**

There are 3 different subzones of Sardinia where Cannonau is produced. "Capo Ferrato" is the sub-zone  where our Cannonau comes from.

The name, Rei, comes from name Costa Rei which is south-east coast of Sardinia from Muravera to Castiadas. It was said to be the favorite coast of the King of Spain (Rey in Spanish) in the III century. It was named "La costa del Re (Rey)".

Uncertified Organic Wine (Producer states they do not use artificial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. While we cannot prove the veracity of this, we also have no reason to believe it is not true.)

Tasting Notes: Medium in body, aromatic and spicy, this is truly a Sardinian wine. Try it with eggplant parmigiana, pork, duck or chicken - and it is especially good with turkey!

**According to Vino Italiano

Region: Sardinia
Classification: Cannonau di Sardegna DOC
Area of Production: Communities of Castiadas, Muravera, San Vito, Villasimius in the area of Cagliari.
Grape Variety: 100% Cannonau
Soil: Rocky
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Trellising System: Guyot
Spacing of Plants: 1 x 2.2 to 2.5 mt
Production per Acre: 3.12 to 3.57  tons
Vinification Technique: Light pressing, fermentation for 10 days under controlled temperature.
Maturation: Aged in cement vats.
Total Acidity:  4.70  g/l
Residual Sugar: 0.58 g/l
PH: 3.20
Alcohol: 14.50%
Total Cases Produced: 1,660