The origin of this evocative name is linked to a peculiar characteristic of Cannonau grapes: their innate reluctance to release color into the must. To achieve a deep, enveloping, ruby-red color, Sardinian winemakers stirred the must with a cane, stopping only once they had the right hue. In the local dialect, this somewhat magical cane was called "cannonau." So, the name of this unparalleled red wine from Sardinia, Cannonau di Sardegna DOC, comes from a centuries-old winemaking heritage.
But there’s more: as the story goes, the grapes used to make Cannonau di Sardegna were called "uva cannonata". This further proves that Sardinian winemakers created an exciting tale that embodies the essence and passion of this enchanted land, as well as a memorable wine.