2016 Agricola Punica Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2016 Agricola Punica Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi
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DC 93
Decanter, February 2020
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...   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. (Drink between 2020-2030)  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, May 2021
An elegant, medium- to full-bodied red, but with a gusty core of tannins and tightly knit flavors ripe black raspberry and blackberry fruit, delicate herbes de Provence, green olive and a touch of melted black licorice...   An elegant, medium- to full-bodied red, but with a gusty core of tannins and tightly knit flavors ripe black raspberry and blackberry fruit, delicate herbes de Provence, green olive and a touch of melted black licorice. It's fresh and focused, with a rich vein of tangy mineral echoing on the finish. Lovely now, but this should start to shine with short-term aging. Carignano, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2033. – AN  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Label

Barrua is made from Carignano, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes vinified individually in the estate’s Narcao and Barrua vineyards from spurred cordon vines cultivated in Basso Sulcis.

The quality of the Carignano grape is excellent in the Sulcis area, not only in color, but also for the softness of its soluble compounds—from the tannins, the consistently low and elegant acidity and the smoothness of its main components.

Winery

Agricola Punica

Agricola Punica is a Sardinian estate started as a joint venture between Sebastiano Rosa (Tenuta San Guido’s winemaker), Sardinian cooperative Cantina di Santadi, Tenuta San Guido, Santadi President Antonello Pilloni and legendary Tuscan consulting oenologist Giacomo Tachis. The idea was formed by Giacomo Tachis who saw the potential of producing a fantastic wine from the combination of Sardinian terroir and the Carignano grape.

The company purchased a 370-acre estate in 2002 and divided it into two sites: Barrua and Narcao They are located in the southwest of Sardinia, in the area known as “Sulcis Meridionale.” The Barrua vineyard’s clay and sand mixture is planted to 25 acres of old, bush-trained Carignano vines and 125 acres of new Carignano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines.

The southwest corner of Sardinia is a nearly perfect environment for the hot-climate traits of the Carignano vine. An extraordinary average of seven daily hours of sunlight enables the fruit to reach an ideal level of ripeness and maturity.

At the moment, the Punica Farm produces two great red wines, Barrua and Montessu, and a delicious white wine called Samas. All of them fall under the appellation I.G.T. Isola Dei Nuraghi, originating from typical Sardinian grapes exceptionally blended with some French varieties.