In a nutshell: A deep, rich and elegant red from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
The lowdown: Cannonau, one of Sardinia's signature red grapes is known as Grenache, or Garnacha in French, or Spanish speaking circles. From this Mediterranean island it does, however, have its own distinct character. After hand harvesting the grapes were fermented in stainless steel before being matured in bottle. The result is a wine with a deep, rich colour and lashings of ripe red fruits and a hint of spice on the nose. On the palate it's pleasingly dry and elegant in character, while still having plenty of body giving a good weight to it.
When to drink: Nicely full bodied it pairs really well with most roasted, or grilled red meats and is also good with cheese.
The Parpinello family has run this 30 hectare estate and winery in the north of Sardinia with dedication and passion for three generations. Currently the father and son team of Giampaolo and Paolo Parpinello are at the helm and their aim is to reflect the characteristic Sardinian terroir and show this in the nature of their wines.
The vineyards are situated on a gentle slope between the towns of Alghero and Sassari in the north west of the island. In order to produce wines to the standards they require the advantages of modern winemaking technology is judiciously combined with traditional farming methods. The results of their efforts are high quality wines with intense aromas and flavours which reveal the generous attributes of the best wines from this part of the Mediterranean.