CANONAU Dl SARDEGNA DOC ITALIAN WINE
Canonau (Alicante) vines were brought to the island by the Spanish. Canonau di Sardegna is produced in the south-eastof the island. You may find of local place names on the label such as Oliena, Nepente di Oliena (around Nuoro), Capo Ferrato (around Cagliari) and Jerzu (between Nuoro and Cagliari). This ruby red wine may be dry or slightly sweet Rosato or Rosso. It has an original taste that is pleasant, juicy, and warm (minimum 12.5% alcohol). The Riserva has at least 13% alcohol and is aged for at least two years. There is also a Liquoroso Secco with 18% alcohol and a Liquoroso Dolce Naturale with 16% alcohol. Drink these Italian wines at 10-12°C for the dry Liquoroso Secco, 6-8°C (42.8-46.4°F) or 14-18°C (57.2-64.4°F) for the Liquoroso Dolce Naturale, 10-12°C (50-53.6°F) for the Rosato, 16°C (60.8°F) for the ordinary Rosso, and 17°C (62.6°F) for the Rosso Riserva.
MOSCATO DI SARDEGNA DOC ITALIAN WINE
This fine pale golden Muscat is aromatic, refined, and sensual Italian wine. The taste is sweet, elegant, and fruity. Local place names may be added to label in the north of the island such as Tempio Pausania, Tempio, or Gallura. Drink this Italian wine at 10-12°C (50-53.6°F).
VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA DOC ITALIAN WINE
This is a pale golden Italian wine with a green tinge. Its bouquet is subtle, more elegant than fulsome. The taste is fresh, juicy, and dry to slightly sweet with a slight touch of bitterness in the finish. There is also an elegant Vermentino di Sardegna Spumante. Drinking temperature for this Vermentino Italian wine is 10-12°C (50-53.6°F).
VERMENTINO DI GALLURA DOC ITALIAN WINE
This Vermentino is made in the north. It has greater subtlety and finesse than ordinary Vermentino di Sardegna and is always dry and fresh tasting. This Vermentino generally contains higher alcohol and certainly the Superiore which must contain at least 14%. Drinking temperature for this Vermentino Italian wine is 10-12°C (50-53.6°F).