Agricola Punica is a joint venture between enologist Sebastiano Rosa, Sardinian winery Cantina di Santadi, Tenuta San Guido (home to Sassicaia!), Santadi President Antonello Pilloni, and the late legendary Tuscan consulting oenologist, Giacomo Tachis.
Tachis has changed the course of Italian wine before. His introduction of Bordeaux varietals to the gravel-rich soils of the Tuscan coast gave rise to the “Super Tuscans”. During one of his first visits to the Sulcis region of Southwest Sardinia, Tachis began to understand the island’s potential for producing great red wines. He started to write a new chapter in Sardinian winemaking. Agricola Punica’s mission? To produce fine wines that bring together traditional Sardinian Carignano with the Bordeaux varietals that Tachis was so famous for working with.
85% Carignano, 10% Cab. Sauv, 5% Merlot
The quality of the Carignano grape is excellent in the Sulcis area, not only in terms of color, but also for the softness of its soluble compounds – from the tannins to the consistently low and elegant acidity and the smoothness of its main components. Its polyphenolic apparel is of a distinguishably sweet, extremely delicate, round tannin weave chromatically embroidered with refined anthocyanins.
-Eddy Le Garrec
“Aromas of rosemary, lavender, blackberries and black licorice follow through to a full body that shows licorice, walnut shell, tar and dark fruit. Fascinating wine with real personality. Always refined. Drink now.” James Suckling 95 Pts
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