Dr. Oz has featured Dan Buettner & his research revealing a few "blue zone" areas where the population is three times more likely to live into their 90's than those of us in the U.S. One of these regions is in Sardinia and the difference there is the Cannonau grape.
Cannonau has been growing in Sardinia since the Neolithic period and is one of the most widely planted varietals on the island. The most recent studies indicate that Cannonau, which is very rich in phenols, is the wine to drink to facilitate living longer. This is supported by the fact that Sardinia has one of the world’s largest populations of centenarians. Originally called Triente, Pala’s Cannonau has been renamed i Fiori (the flowers) in honor of Sardinia’s biodiversity. The flower on the label is an endemic plant of the island. After a temperature controlled fermentation, the wine spends eight months in stainless steel and concrete tanks and then rests for 2–3 months in bottle before release.
Join us to sample two wines made from the Cannonau grape.