Cannonau Di Sardegna: Dr Oz Wine

Today we sampled a Cannonau Di Sardegna red wine from the Island of Sardegna. This Garnacha grape, one of my favorites, known for it's deep rich color and long finish. This grape was featured on a Dr. Oz program just last week -

People of Sardinia who drink this wine are 10 times more likely to live to 100. they have their first glass of wine about ten in the morning. Drink another glass of Cannonau Red Wine at lunch, another at happy hour and another at dinner.

Dan Buettner tells Dr Oz the best wine on the planet for longevity, “Cannonau Red Wine”. Cannonau wine has the highest count of polyphenols in the world. In his book, Blue Zones, Dan Buettner, in conjunction with National Geographic, determined that Cannonau wine does in fact play a role in the longevity of the Sardinian population. From this research and the known effects of flavonoids, it can be said that moderate wine consumption may increase life expectancy while also lowering stress levels.

People of Sardinia drink very small glasses of this Cannonau wine, which in toll may add up to two glasses of wine at the days end.
Needless to say our glasses were not that very small - our aim - age 200! We first tasted this wine from the recommendation of my mother, she watches Dr. Oz from her taped episodes, we picked up the Cannonau Reserva for $14 from a Liquoroma, Upland, CA. A week later we find ourselves in Pomezia, Italy and again we have opportunity to taste this much sought after grape.

See the food paring here - a wonderful home made lasagna from an Italian momma.
We picked up this bottle, a 2010 Cannonau Vinza De Oru, from Taodi, a local market, for 3.39 euro - about $4.60. We paired it with a homemade lasagna dish from the Latina region of Italy. At 14%vol, this wine was indicative of the taste of a true Sardegna Garnacha - Deep red, aromatic full of fruit, and a long finish. This wine is not for the faint at heart. Drink tell your "hearts" content.


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