Sardinian Wine

We don’t exactly receive an abundance of Sardinian wines on the Liquor Control Board of Ontario shelves.

So here is one to try. It is a Cannonau di Sardegna Chuèrra.

In colour transparent ruby.

As far as aromatics cherry, cranberry and loganberry jam. Playful.

On the palate mildly tannic. Compact and light footed sweet red cherry with a short finish.

Overall an amusing wine that would pair well with salmon or baked stuffed trout. Although a good sipper as well.

Strongly reminiscent of a Cretan wine made from Kotsifali grapes. Speaking of Greece this might pair well with grilled lamb. Greek Easter is in May this year and considering Ontario lockdowns my usual purchase of an entire lamb for the festivities will not happen. For me spring is here when the family is over for a big lamb bash on the barbeque. Anyone outside your house, including your family, is an enemy and an untouchable according to Ontario’s recent police state lockdown. So it will be the missus and Dylan the Westie munching a New Zealand leg of lamb. No Greek Orthodox church services.

Yes I am angry and who is to blame for this terrible situation in Ontario. It probably ranges from Mike Harris, Kathleen Wynn and Dougie Ford for cuts to our health care system over decades. Perhaps here in Ontario the fascist trends continue with Toronto Mayor John Tory installing photo radar in school zones. Fascism starts always under the guise of a good cause!

Best consumed this year.

(Antichi Poderi Jerzu Chuèrra Riserva Cannonau di Sardegna 2017 DOC, Italy, $19.95, 750 mL, 14%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 270272, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 90/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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