Agricola Punica Barrua IGT 2018

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A Sardinian Sassicaia in the making

This so-called ?Sardinian Sassicaia? is made by the same people who brought us the legendary

Very beautiful aromas of violets, purple fruit, fresh lavender and thyme follow through to a medium body with polished, lightly chewy tannins and a dark stone-fruit undertone. Delicious to drink now, but will improve with age. Drink or hold.
- James Suckling

Agricola Punica is an undertaking between world renowned names in the winemaking business: Dr. Sebastiano Rosa (with a 40% share), Sardinian winery Cantina Sociale di Santadi (40%), Tenuta San Guido, under the direction of Marchese Nicol? Incisa della Rocchetta (10%), Santadi president Antonello Pilloni (5%), and legendary Tuscan consulting enologist Giacomo Tachis (5%).

Barrua was first released in the 2002 vintage. The grapes are sourced from the Barrua and Narcao vineyards. Carignano, of Spanish origin and the blend?s predominant grape, has found its perfect terroir in the warm, well-exposed Sardinian terrain. Bush vines are closely planted here, designed to minimize yields and maximize the wine?s concentration.

Hand-harvested whole bunches are destemmed, crushed and fermented on the skins for several days in stainless steel vats. The wine is oak-aged before blending and bottle ageing.

Complex aromas of ripe red fruit (mainly black cherry), spices, notes of liquorice and hints of myrtle.
An elegant wine that shows an impeccable workmanship; notes of sage and myrtle with aromas of ripe red fruits and pepper in a persistent and harmonious finish.



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