Red Wine Review Siddùra Erema Cannonau di Sardegna DOC From Independent wine

Independent Wine recently sent me a bottle of their Cannonau Erema wine to review. This is an ad in conjunction with Independent Wine, all words and opinions are my own.

So who are Independent Wine? Independent Wine are a premium wine company that handpicks the best Italian Wine for its customers. They look for excellent flavour high-quality wines that you can't get on the high street. Working directly with the vineyards and wineries means the wines are not widely available in the UK and that they are competitively priced for the exceptionally high standard.


Siddùra Erema Cannonau di Sardegna DOC

red wine label

The red wine they sent to me was Siddùra Erema Cannonau di Sardegna DOC. Siddùra is located in the north of Sardinia and is one of the great Italian wineries there. They are so well thought of that they have won Decanter Gold, Silver, Bronze and Platinum medals every year since 2013. Decanter awards are well-respected world wine awards given for the quality of wine. Competition is high for these awards and to win even a bronze award takes some work.


The Erema wine itself is made from Cannonau, a Meditteranean black grape variety thought to be one of the oldest in the Med. The wine was hand-harvested, left to soften for two weeks in grape juice then fermented in steel tanks. This helps produce complex strong flavours. The wine was then aged in oak barrels for 12 months before being bottled in 2018. 


This Erema wine is rich and flavourful. They say the berries from the Cannonau grape are rich in anti-oxidants and you can almost feel it doing you good! I could pick up berries, like blackberries and blackcurrants in the flavour and the richness of plums without the sweetness. It was quite acidic and dry and felt strong when drunk with a bit of a kick. It has a strength of 14%. I feel this wine would go well with rich winter casseroles, a cheeseboard and spicy curries. Of course, this win was also tasty when drunk on its own. 
Siddura red wine

If this post has piqued your interest in Italian wines, check out the online wine knowledge base from Independent Wine, to get you up to speed on your knowledge of wine. I found their Ultimate Guide To Italian Wine very informative. 

Let me know, do you like red wine? What's your favourite Italian wine?



  1. This sounds interesting I am usually a white wine drinker but am starting to enjoy a glass or two of red

  2. I prefer a fruity flavor so this sounds like a wine that's more suited to my taste then some that I've had in the past.

  3. This sounds amazing! I don't have a fave wine but I do love a fruity little number.

  4. I love knowing know that this wine is full of antioxidants - definitely a good excuse to pour yourself a glass! :)

  5. I have to admit that I am more of a white wine drinker, but the way you describe it makes me want to try it

  6. I am growing to like red wine although Steve really enjoys it. As someone who also loves spicy curries and cheeseboards, this wine sounds absolutely perfect for him!

  7. I don't like wine, only Rose and that is only if it is really sweet. But I do love the bottle! it looks so modern and classy