In music, there was the Million Dollar Quartet - when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together to produce a work of genius. In wine, the equivalent is AgriPunica. Tenuta San Guido’s Sebastiano Rosa, Sardinian wine mogul Antonello Pilloni and the late, great Giacomo Tachis banded together in 2002 to found the Agricola Punica wine estate, and apply the Super-Tuscan approach to Carignano del Sulcis. Armit Wines is the exclusive importer of their Punica Barrua wine, Montessu and Samas wines to the UK, but we’re not suggesting we complete the quartet!
Being Frizzante in style, this Prosecco has a lighter, finer mousse which makes it the perfect wine for an aperitive. In the glass you'll find delicious aromas of white stone fruit and golden apple with lively acidity to refresh your palate. A perfect glass of fizz to enjoy on its own or alongside some some canapés. Think fresh figs and...more
Bottle 75cl £12.70
Despite its name, grapes are harvested from both Barrua and Narcao sites, from chalky, clay and sandy soils. Fermentation with skins in stainless steel takes 15 days at between 25-30°C, with periodical pumping over. Malolactic fermentation confers softness to the wine, which is then aged in barriques (30% new) for 18 months, before a further year of bottle ageing. The result for these Agripunica wines is rich with mature red fruit and black cherry, with spice and a hint of maquis plants, particularly the myrtle.
A second wine, Agricola Punica’s Montessu, which arrived three years into the AgriPunica project, is 60% Carignano, with 10% each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. It is released earlier, after 12 months in French oak, and has a full-bodied structure and incredibly fruity richness, with heightened liquorice notes.
Samas, the Agripunica estate’s white wine, blends 80% Vermentino with 20% Chardonnay. Harvested grapes are transferred to the winery in cool boxes and each variety ferments separately at a controlled temperature for 40 days, with pump-overs. After blending, there is a three-month maturation in concrete vats. The soft gold wine with greenish highlights is best served well chilled with fish, where the silky texture carries freshness, salinity, tropical fruits and maquis herbs such as sage. And if you’re too far from a restaurant overlooking Porto Pino, that description could equally suggest a recipe to serve in your back garden.Find Agricola wines from our extensive collection. Order Agricola Punica Montessu, Samas and Barrua wines online today.