Although its origin is often debated, Cannonau has been grown on the island of Sardegna for centuries. Known in Spain and France as Garnacha and Grenache, respectively, it is one of the world’s most planted grape varieties. Beloved for both aromatic intensity- balancing ripe red fruit with herbal and spice character as well as its ability to thrive in hot, dry conditions.
The Testa Family planted Cannonau in Calpella, Mendocino in the 1940s and have been lovingly (and organically) dry farming the vines since. The resulting wines, currently in transition to Biodynamic certification, are incredibly complex yet beautifully balanced.