Agricola Punica Montessu 2016
Deep ruby red. Intensely fruity bouquet with a liquorice finish. An elegant wine with a full mouth.
60% Carignano, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot. Agricola Punica is a joint venture between Sebastiano Rosa, Sardinian winery Cantina di Santadi, Tenuta San Guido, Santadi President Antonello Pilloni, and legendary, Tuscan consulting oenologist Giacomo Tachis. Sebastiano Rosa (oenologist and winemaker at Tenuta San Guido) and Santadi (the highly respected Sardinia cooperative) represent the majority ownership at 40 percent each. Tenuta San Guido (under the presidency of Marchese Nicolo Incisa della Rocchetta) holds ten percent with Giacomo Tachis and Santadi President Antonello Pilloni equally sharing the remaining ten percent. It was really Mr. Tachis who thought about the Sardinia and Carignano match and persuaded all the others in order to produce a fantastic carignano wine. So in 2002, they bought a land that was divided into two estates: Barrua and Narcao, situated in the southwestern zone of Sardinia in an area known as "Sulcis Meridionale." That same year they had their first grape harvest and agreed that the wines would be rowdy wines.