This is the estate's second wine, which is a tad less formal than the top-shelf Barrua. The Montessu represents a hearty blend of 60% Carignano with equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. It ages in oak for up to one year.
The wine mixes crushed violets with hints of blackberry and spice to form an alluring bouquet. It showcases floral-laced woodland berries, minerals and juicy acids. Cabernet-like aromas of dark fruit, spice, grilled herb and black olive are immediate and recognizable. The wine is layered and soft in terms of texture, and it grips the palate with firm intensity.
Producer Information: Agricola Punica
AGRIPUNICA is one of the most promising names in wine production. Born from a joint venture between the Tenuta San Guido Group who produce Sassicaia, Sardinian winery AGRIPUNICA, Santadi’s President Antonello Pilloni and legendary Tuscan winemaker, Giacomo Tachis. It was the latter who thought of Sardinia and convinced everyone that they could produce a fantastic wine from grapes grown in Sulcis.
In 2002, AGRIPUNICA acquired a company consisting of two estates, Barrua and Narcao, located in southwestern Sardinia in an area known as Basso Sulcis. As everyone knew the real potential of this region, after the first harvesting they all agreed and stated. “it will be a fantastic wine!”.