Agricola Punica Montessu 2017
|Region||Italy, Sardinia, Isola Dei Nuraghi|
Colour: Deep ruby red. Perfume: Intensely fruity with a liquorice finish. Taste: An elegant wine with a full mouth.
Carignano, of Spanish origin and the blend’s predominant grape, has found its perfect terroir in the warm, well-exposed Sardinian terrain. The grapes come from vines grown in the Basso Sulcis region on calcareous clay and sand soil. Hand harvested whole bunches are destemmed, crushed and macerated on the skins for several days prior to fermentation in stainless steel vats. The wine is oak aged before blending and bottle aging.
Pair with lamb or rich pork dishes.
I love the glazed cherries and roasted herbs here, in addition to dried plums and licorice. Full-bodied and very sophisticated on the palate, where juicy and structured tannins frame the red fruit and acidity, carrying it long on the finish. Drink now..June/2019
Deep ruby-red. Very elegant aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry, underbrush and graphite. Then wilder in the mouth, with hints of aromatic herbs, ink and flint complementing the dark berry and red cherry flavors on the long finish..February/2020