The typical island vine, here in Usini finds its identity
Cannonau, spirit of Sardinia
The tradition that is renewed
There is no certainty about the origins, but recent studies seem to indicate the presence of Cannonau grapes in earlier times to the Spanish domination, period in which historically goes back to its introduction in Sardinia.
Historically, throughout our territory, the daily wine was the result of a blend of different grapes: Cagnulari, which gave the color, Cannonau that gave body and structure and Pascale di Cagliari, which thin down the first two. Giovanni Billia Cherchi, trusting in the potential of its Cannonau grapes decided since the early ’80s to bottle its nectar in purity and then to create a prestigious blend yet known today as Luzzana IGT.
The king of the Sardinians vines
The vine has an orbicular shape leaf with five lobes.
The bunch is of medium size, is conical, compact, sometimes winged with one wing and truncated.
The berries are medium-small, slightly elliptical and the peel is medium thick, and black in color with violet hues, while the pulp is colorless, consistent and neutral flavor.
Average values of the content of extractable polyphenols from the skins and seeds, while it reduced the value of anthocyanins (hence the typical red color enriched). The harvest of the Cannonau in the Usini territory usually takes places in the third week of September.
A good find
We cultivate the Cannonau grapes in our vineyard Pischina Anades.
The climatic conditions, the limestone soil and the careful management of the vineyard allow us to have healthy grapes, rich in aromas and flavors. With a part of the harvest we make our Cannonau di Sardegna DOC in purity, with the remaining part we produce the Luzzana, Protected Geographical Indication wine that comes from the union of the two most representative red wines for the company.
Our territory gives to the Cannonau rich aromas, elegant taste and niceness, such as to afford a perfect marriage with the Cagnulari.