Agricola Punica Montessu Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2014 750ml
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Agricola Punica Montessu Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2014

Agricola Punica - Sardinia - Italy - Isola Dei Nuraghi

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Rated 91 by Decanter
Deep ruby. Enticing aromas of flint, underbrush, wild herbs and red cherry on the spicy nose. Then rich, deep and dense with polished tannins and a multilayered and surprisingly complex personality for this wine. Finishes with outstanding length and noteworthy grip, while featuring a leafy echo that adds further complexity. One of the most refined versions of Montessu I've ever had. This is a complex blend of Carignano, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. (Vinous)

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Winery: Agricola Punica

Varietal: Carignan

Carignan is a blue-skinned grape thought to have originally been grown in Spain, but which is now more commonly associated with southern France and various other countries, including Algeria and the island of Sardinia. They used to be blended with other Spanish varietals for the production of Rioja wines, although their inclusion today is rare. An ancient grape varietal, Carignan is often seen as quite a challenge for wineries to grow. Not only does it have an extremely sensitive nature, and is often highly susceptible to rot, but the grapes themselves have a high natural acid and tannin content, which can often be too astringent for modern tastes. However, given the correct care and treatment, Carignan grapes can produce wonderful single variety and blended wines, packed full of interesting characteristics and flavors which are fascinating to explore.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.