Agricola Punica “Montessu” Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2017 [6/cs]

agricola punica montessu isola dei nuraghi
Italy Sardinia
Carignan / Mazuelo
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2017

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.

 

“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.”

93 points, JamesSuckling.com, Nov 2019