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Cannonau Wine: Raise a Glass to Your Health

Do as the Sardinians do, and discover Cannonau wine health benefits.

By: Kristin Anderson, Editor, TheWineBuyingGuide.com
Cannonau Wine

If you knew that people in one part of the world were living longer than people do where you live, you might try to copy their lifestyle. You might be especially motivated if that lifestyle included daily sips of fantastic red wine.

That has been the story of the recent popularity of Cannonau wine, which is enjoyed by the people of a small Italian island called Sardinia. Cannonau di Sardinia is a red wine made from the Grenache grape, which grows especially thick-skinned on this island. This is thought to increase the antioxidant benefits of the red wine, perhaps making it one of the healthiest red wines.

Although there’s no way of knowing if wine is the reason why Sardinia has one of the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world, the idea is certainly food for thought. The characteristics of this red wine are consistent with wines we usually recognize as healthy. And, it’s certainly always a pleasure to discover new red wines from new terroirs.

Discover Cannonau di Sardinia: The Longevity Wine, and learn about a new grape and part of the world. You can also see for yourself whether a glass or two might be a step towards a longer life.

What is Cannonau wine?

Cannonau wine is a red wine made on the island of Sardinia, Italy. It’s made from the Grenache grape, and the wine is typically dry and high in tannins. These tannins are thought to be the source of powerful antioxidant properties, which help prevent disease and aging. Because of this, Cannonau is regarded as being healthier than most red wines and potentially contributing to longevity. In addition to the wine, the Sardinian diet and lifestyle are also being studied to learn how we can model it and live longer.

What is the Sardinian diet and lifestyle?

The Sardinian diet is also enjoying the spotlight because of the Sardinian people’s longevity. The Sardinian diet is similar to the Mediterranean diet, but it includes foods that are considered to be especially healthful. Sheep’s milk and goat’s milk, barley, fennel, fava beans, chickpeas, and of course Cannonau wine, are all thought to be very helpful to longevity. The Sardinians’ plant-based diets, combined with habits of regular exercise, are thought to be key to their long lives.

Sardinia, Italy

What does Cannonau wine taste like?

Cannonau wine tastes like ripe berries, plum, cranberry, and white spice. It is a red wine that’s typically light-to-medium-bodied, and it ages very well. The tannins are typically strong, the alcohol content is on the high side, and the acidity is low.

Cannonau Wine

How do I buy Cannonau wine?

Although the size of Sardinia keeps its wine production limited, you can purchase Cannonau wine around the world. Some of our top picks are below. You’ll notice that the prices are reasonable for a wine of this quality, but that may change as the popularity increases. Be sure to get in on these great prices while they last!

Cantina Oliena Nepente di Oliena Cannonau di Sardegna 2014

Dorgali Filieri Rosso Cannonau di Sardegna 2014

Santadi Noras Cannonau di Sardegna 2012

Dorgali D53 Cannonau Classico di Sardegna 2013

Sella and Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna 2011

What do you think about the health benefits of red wine? Let us know in the comments below!

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