• "Samas" Bianco Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2019

      “Samas” Bianco Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2019

      Wonderful, energetic Sardinian cuvée of Vermentino and Chardonnay with great freshness and dynamics. Floral nuances, apple, pear and light mint aroma pamper the senses. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Wonderful wildflower bouquet with peachy and grapey notes. Vivacious, bright, tingling and full of flavour. Young and delicious, it dances on the palate. One of the best Vermentino blends I’ve tried." Decanter

      • Decanter :93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Vermentino, 20% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 31 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      20050119 ·  0,75 l · 15,47 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,60 €
    • "Montessu" Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2017

      “Montessu” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2017

      Concentrated cuvée of Carignano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah Dark fruit on the nose, full and rich on the palate with nice spice, rounded tannin and good length. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby-red. Very elegant aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry, underbrush and graphite. Then wilder in the mouth, with hints of aromatic herbs, ink and flint complementing the dark berry and red cherry flavors on the long finish." Vinous

      "I love the glazed cherries and roasted herbs here, in addition to dried plums and licorice. Full-bodied and very sophisticated on the palate, where juicy and structured tannins frame the red fruit and acidity, carrying it long on the finish." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:92 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
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,90 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 45 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      20052117 · 0,75 l · 19,36 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,52 €
    • "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 Acidity: 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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      20052215 · 0,75 l · 37,56 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,17 €
    • "Barrua" Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2016

      “Barrua” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2016

      Great, beautiful and evolving wine, full and enveloping on the nose, with vegetal 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 preserves its Sardinian originality. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby. Smoky garrigue-like components to the dark berry and plum aromas and flavors. Ripe and juicy, but also refined and long, this is slightly bigger and riper but not that noticeably better than the 2017 Montessu. Both are remarkably good in their respective vintages." Vinous

      "This stylish blend of Carignano and 15% Bordeaux varieties has blackcurrant, tomato leaf, sweet spice and cinnamon aromas and a silky texture. Concentrated without being too heavy. Finely integrated tannins. Classy." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Decanter :93 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: 34,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,45 g/l
      • Sulfite: 42 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      20052216 · 0,75 l · 38,35 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,76 €
    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