Agricola Punica Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2009 92 Point Wine Spectator: Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi is a deep violet color, the wine displays clean, elegant aromas of spices, wild herbs and mature red fruits. On the palate, the wine is soft and elegant, a unique blend of sage, myrtle, rosemary and vanilla flavors, and mature tannins. Red fruit and pepper notes are present before a harmonious and persistent finish.
Agricola Punica Montessu Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2010 90 Point James Suckling: Montessu exhibits the sensations and aromas typical of the region: jam, ripe fruit, myrtle and juniper. With a deep violet color, the wine shows aromas of red fruits and expressive Mediterranean herbs. In the mouth, the wine’s flavors are full-bodied black fruits, with soft, saline notes and elegant copper, rosemary and black pepper traces. The long finish is silky.
Agricola Punica Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2009 :“Barrua” is the name of the vineyard parcel within the Sulcis Iglesente region in southwest Sardinia. Grapes are sourced from the Barrua and Narcao vineyards. The Sulcis region is dominated by Carignano, the blend’s predominant grape of Spanish origin that is known for elegant and velvety tannins. Carignano has perfect terroir in the warm, well-exposed brown earth, composed of calcareous, clay and sandy soil. International varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot also thrive in the area’s optimal conditions. Bush vines are closely planted to minimize yields and maximize the wine’s concentration. Production is low: 4,000 liters per hectare. The final blend is a mix of these grapes balanced for the best results in the specific conditions of each harvest.
Agricola Punica Montessu Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2010:Montessu comes from Sulcis Iglesiente, a region within southwest Sardinia whose brown earth has sandy soil that is a mixture of clay and limestone. This combines with warm, well-exposed terrain to form ideal conditions to produce great red wines. The blend’s predominant grape is Carignano, a Spanish variety found throughout the area which gives Montessu soft, elegant tannins and high pH. Exceptional wine growing conditions are also ideal for the International varieties Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, which has recently been planted. Low base production per hectare (6,000 liters/ha) and the climate conditions favor optimal phenolic maturation. The final blend for Montessu is a mix of grapes balanced for the best results in the specific conditions of each harvest.