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Agricola Punica Samas Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

2016

In a Nutshell

Fantastic Vermentino blend resulting from a partnership between Santadi and Tenuta San Guido's winemaker

Tasting Notes

Incredibly fresh and zesty this is going to make perfect summer drinking. Tropical fruit aromas with notes of citrus and a hint of sage and herbs. Refreshing acidity with concentrated pear, apple and apricot flavours. Whilst primarily about crisp fruit characters there is a touch of minerality and almost waxy texture here.

Production Notes

Grapes are transferred to the winery on small boxes cooled down by dry ice to keep them at a lower temperature; then the grapes are carried straight to the press (without crushing) where in a cold and static environment we obtain a fine first-pressed juice. Subsequently, the static decantation allows to implant selected yeasts on the pure must. Prolonged fermentation at a controlled temperature (16 °C) helps to keep the wine “fining” on the fermentation-lees for approximately 40 days. The product is frequently pumped over to optimise the fermentation process. The vinification is done separately for each varietal on stainless still vats. On a second stage, the Vermentino and Chardonnay wines are blended together; this blend will then rest on small concrete vats for about 3 months to complete the maturation and a natural stabilization of Samas, which is not filtered nor clarified.

Grape Blend

80%

Vermentino

20%

Chardonnay

Producer - Agripunica

Agripunica is a joint venture betewwn the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Group, Sardinian winery Cantina di Santadi, Santadi’s President Antonello Pilloni and the legendary Tuscan consulting oenologist Giacomo Tachis.

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Agricola Punica Samas Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

Detailed Information

Type

White

Country

Italy

Region

Sardinia

Vintage

2016

Size

0.75L

ABV

12.5%

Grape

Chardonnay, Vermentino

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Screwcap

£16.70

Press Quotes & Awards

A creamy white, with hints of fleur de sel and jasmine playing off flavors of yellow melon, pink grapefruit sorbet and stone. Offers a fresh, minerally finish. Vermentino with Chardonnay. Drink now through 2020. 2,500 cases made. 88 points.

Wine Spectator

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