Agricola Punica Montessu 2017
- Carignan Blend
- Italy, 750ml
This so-called “Sardinian Sassicaia” is made by the same people who brought us the legendary Tuscan red wine. Deep ruby red in colour. On the nose, intensely fruity with a liquorice finish. To taste, dark red fruits, an elegant wine with a full mouth.
- Winery: Agripunica
- Varietal: 60% Carignan, 10% Cab. Sauvignon, 10% Cab. Franc, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah.
- Region: Sardinia, Italy
- Vintage: 2017
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
- Other: Contains sulphites
- Food pairing: Grilled meats & hamburgers; spaghetti Bolognese; pizza; mushrooms & onions; Parmesan
Red wine from Carignano, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes vinified individually from spurred cordon vines cultivated in Basso Sulcis region.
"Agripunica is a joint venture betewwn the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Group, Sardinian winery Cantina di Santadi, Santadi’s President Antonello Pilloni and the legendary Tuscan consulting oenologist Giacomo Tachis. It was really Dr. Tachis who first thought about the Sardinia and Carignano match and he persuaded all the others in order to produce a fantastic Carignano wine. In 2002 Agripunica bought a land divided into two estates: Barrua and Narcao, situated in the south western zone of Sardinia, in an area known as “Basso Sulcis”.
Philosophy - The cooperation between Giacomo Tachis and Tenuta San Guido of Bolgheri dates back to the early 70s, while the liaison with Cantina di Santadi started at the beginning of the 80s. It was during one of his first visits to the Sulcis area, Southwest Sardinia, that Tachis realized the great potential of this land for producing red wines. While a new chapter in the Sardinian winemaking was being written by Tachis, Cantina Santadi launched its first high quality bottled red wine, the Terre Brune, which traced the path for many other successful wines that came along, signed by the genius of Tachis; Barrua is one of this. It was a couple of decades later, at the very beginning of this century that Tachis reached another goal, by making possible the match between Tuscany and Sardinia: Agripunica. The mission of Agripunica was to produce the finest wines taking advantage of the local Sardinian varietal Carignano in blend with some other Bordeaux wines, of which Tachis was a master winemaker. With these ideas in mind, Tachis in 2002 made the first red for Agripunica, Barrua, followed three years later by the second label Montessu. The two “jewels” wisely blended were soon recognized as excellent products, gaining several awards worldwide since the beginning. Once more, Giacomo Tachis have had the right vision and his wines, with a distiguish style and identity, will always tell a story anytime poured and savoured in the glass!" Agripunica
- 93/100 Points - James Suckling
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- 92/100 Points - Monica Larner, Robert Parker (2015 vintage)
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