• "Samas" Bianco Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2018

      “Samas” Bianco Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2018

      Beautiful Sardinian cuvée of Vermentino and Chardonnay with great freshness and dynamism. Floral nuances, apple, pear and light mint aroma spoil the senses. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Vermentino, 20% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,87 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,77 g/l
      • Sulfite: 22 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20050118 ·  0,75 l · 15,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      11,50 €
    • "Montessu" Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2016

      “Montessu” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2016

      Concentrated cuvée of Carignano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Dark fruits in the fragrance, full and rich on the palate with beautiful spice, rounded tannin and good length. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An elegant, medium-bodied red, offering a pure beam of ripe mulberry flavor, with notes of Earl Grey tea, delicate spice and mineral. Finely knit and supple, with creamy tannins firming the fresh finish." Wine Spectator

      "Dark-berry, lavender and black-tea aromas follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. A juicy and deep wine. Very pretty and distinctive. Drink or hold." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,70 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,23 g/l
      • Sulfite: 31 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20052116 · 0,75 l · 19,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      14,70 €
    • "Barrua" Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2015

      “Barrua” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2015

      A great, beautiful and evolving wine, with an expansive and enveloping nose, with plant and vanilla notes on the palate, long and with a fine texture. A wine that is in no way inferior to the great international growth, but which nevertheless retains its Sardinian independence. SUPERIORE.DE

      "I love the freshness and sensibility here with pine needles, violets, citrus and lavender. Medium-bodied with a lovely herbal streak, firm yet silky tannins and a generous yet taut finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,31 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 35 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20052215 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €
    • "Barrua" Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2013 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Barrua” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2013 · MAGNUM in OWC

      A great, beautiful and evolving wine, with an expansive and enveloping nose, with plant and vanilla notes on the palate, long and with a fine texture. A wine that is in no way inferior to the great international wines, but which nevertheless retains its Sardinian independence. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lovely precision to this red with berries, nutmeg and hints of stones. Subtle dried meat, too. Medium body, pretty texture and a refined finish. Always excellent." James Suckling

      "Fully saturated deep ruby. Leafy nuances and notes of sassafras dominate the deep but youthfully reticent dark red fruit on the nose. Then smooth and dense, with forward flavors of red cherry, dark plum, cassis, and aromatic herbs. Finishes very long and spicy, with peppery tannins and building complexity. For maximum enjoyment, put this away in the cellar and open it in three to four years only." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "Created by the same folks behind Tuscany's legendary Sassicaia, this is an all-Sardinian blend of 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The 2013 Barrua is a beautifully balanced and seamless expression with dark fruit aromas that flow effortlessly from the bouquet. Those tones of blackberry, prune and dried fig segue to spice, tar, licorice and black olive. This vintage really works in terms of the intensity and the precision of the bouquet. The tannins are integrated, and the wine is layered and long lasting. Some 125,000 bottles were produced." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months Barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,31 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 35 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20052513 · 1,5 l · 43,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping1 unit available

      65,90 €
    • "Barrua" Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2015 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Barrua” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2015 · MAGNUM in OWC

      A great, beautiful and evolving wine, with an expansive and enveloping nose, with plant and vanilla notes on the palate, long and with a fine texture. A wine that is in no way inferior to the great international growth, but which nevertheless retains its Sardinian independence. SUPERIORE.DE

      "I love the freshness and sensibility here with pine needles, violets, citrus and lavender. Medium-bodied with a lovely herbal streak, firm yet silky tannins and a generous yet taut finish" James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18 months barrique and stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,31 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 35 mg/l
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      20052515 · 1,5 l · 49,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping6 units available

      73,90 €
    About the winemakers
    Agricola Punica
    Sardinia
    Agricola Punica

    When well-known winegrowers, wineries and consultants in the wine industry participate in a joint venture with their own capital, this does not necessarily mean that this form of cooperation was chosen primarily to sell wines at high prices worldwide. The foundation of the Cantina Agricola Punica, located in Sulcis, southwest Sardinia, was based on a completely different idea. Fascinated by the Mediterranean island more than 200 kilometres from the Italian mainland and its autochthonous grape varieties, Giacomo Tachis, who died in 2016, had the dream of pressing an unmistakable Carignano as early as the mid-1980s, when he took up his advisory activity in Sardinia. The legendary oenologist, father of many so-called Supertoscans such as Solaia and Tignanello, had in mind a team of experts with experience and competence as well as the necessary pioneering spirit to achieve this ambitious goal. For almost 15 years Tachis was not only something like the soul of the company, but also, alongside Sebastiano Rosa, the wineries Santadi (Sardinia) and San Guido (Tuscany) as well as the Santadi president Antonello Pilloni, co-owner of the magnificent Sardinian wine house.

    The grapes of Cantina Agricola Punica grow in plots with sandy clay soils. Some of the fruit in old vineyards even comes from real root vines from the time before the phylloxera plague. The Carignano grape clearly plays the most important role in the grape portfolio. In addition to this, international varieties such as Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay also grow in the vineyards. The yields per hectare in the year 2002 of Rosa & Co. and located not far from the Cantina Santadi, Barrua and Narcao are deliberately kept very low. The fruits that reach the cellar are also very strictly selected again by the top-class winemaking team.

    Sebastiano Rosa, oenologist and cellar master of Santadi and San Guido, had made a name for himself especially as director of the Tenuta San Guido. For a long time he had been striving to produce real Sulcis wines. Under the direction of Rosa and in harmony with the ideas of Tachi, the following works are created' two Carignano-based blended red wines and, for some years now, a white wine made mainly from Vermentino. The red drops of the Cantina Agricola Punica have quickly won regular places on the wine lists of top Italian restaurants. The Barrua was published in 2005 by the then still appearing magazine "All about wine" as the new discovery of the year. With Montessu two years later, a so-called second wine was born, which with its excellent price-quality ratio offers a characterful entry into the world of Sardinian wines. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2002
    • Owners: Sebastiano Rosa, Cantina di Santadi, Tenuta San Guido, Giacomo Tachis (†) and Antonello Pilloni
    • Oenologist: Giacomo Tachis († 2016)
    • Annual production: approx. 300,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 65 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation