Agricola Punica “Montessu” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2015 [6/cs]

agricola punica montessu isola dei nuraghi
Italy Sardinia
Carignan / Mazuelo
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2015

The Montessu is an intensely fruity, elegant, full-bodied wine that combines traditionally Sardinian Carignano with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot from Sulcis, the Southwest corner of the island. The grapes are grown on spurred cordon vines rooted in calcareous, clay-rich, and sandy soils. The vineyards are exceptionally hot and dry in the summer and temperate through the winter.

 

This is expressive take on Mediterranean wine is deep ruby red to the eye, with an intense, full palate of dark fruit and a deep licorice finish.

 

“This is a dense and rich red with smoked wood, dried bark, tea and ripe fruit. Very flavourful. Full body. intense. Velvety tannins. Drink in a year or two.”

93 points, JamesSuckling.com, Oct 2017