Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC

Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC

  • Cannonau Di Sardegna DOC, 
  • Sardinia, 
  • italy

Latest Awards

  • 91 points Wine Enthusiast , February 2024
  • 90 points Vinous , October 2023

A jewel in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a rustic and enchantingly beautiful island with extreme geography and vinous diversity to tempt travelers and wine enthusiasts alike. Mr. Sella and Mr. Mosca fell in love with this land over a century ago and established Sella & Mosca, one of Italy’s most renowned wine estates. As Sardinia’s foremost wine producer, Sella & Mosca’s premium wines are made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. In addition to native varieties such as Vermentino, Torbato, and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon.


Sella & Mosca’s 1,600-acre estate, I Piani, constitutes the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy, covering more than 1,200 acres of vines. It is one of the largest wine estates in Europe. The climate is hot and dry. Inland vineyards cover mountainous terrain of granite, schist, sandstone and limestone soil. The estate is surrounded by landscaped gardens and a profusion of flowering oleanders, maritime pines, palm trees and eucalyptus. The winery features multiple tasting rooms, an expertly designed enoteca and a fascinating exhibit showcasing replicas of archaeological finds unearthed during the building of the estate. The average age of the vines for this wine is 18 years.

Winemaking & Aging

The grapes are harvested in late autumn and undergo fermentation on the skins in stainless steel vats a controlled temperature between 64-82°F The sea-kissed, warm summers, with diurnal temperatures, help yield concentrated Cannonau grapes, rich in acidity and primary aromas. Aged 6 months in barrel.

Tasting Notes

The wine has notes of cherries and berries with herbal accents. The palate has subtle mineral notes with soft, polished tannins, and a touch of spice on the finish.


Clean and focused with blackberry and dark-bark aromas and flavors. Medium to full body and firm, creamy tannins with length and focus. Lavender and berries with chocolate undertones. Very polished and flavorful. Drink or hold. –J.S.

James Suckling - September 2022


The nose begins bright and light, with aromas of cranberry and hibiscus, then turns darker and richer with plums, tobacco and a swirl of chocolate and vanilla. Figs and a potent florality underscore the plum note on the palate, before the chocolate current swells into a tidal wave on the finish. —D.C.

Wine Enthusiast - February 2024


Dried violets give way to lavender, dusty blackberry and sage as the 2020 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva blossoms in the glass. It’s silky in texture yet cool-toned and crisp with ripe wild berries that cascade across a core of vibrant acidity. A subtle coating of fine tannin lingers as the 2020 finishes pleasantly chewy and long, leaving a licorice tinge. -E.G.

Vinous - October 2023


Cannonau Di Sardegna DOC

grape varieties

100% Cannonau



technical details
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Closure: Cork
  • Vegan

Giovanni Pinna

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