In 2002, Agricola Punica purchased a 370 acre estate divided between two sites, Barrua and Narcao. The 60 hectares of vineyards lie within the DOC of Carignano del Sulcis though the wines themselves fall under the IGT of Isola dei Nuraghi. The name comes from the ancient stone towers built by the Nuragic civilization which shaped the island from the Neolithic age until the Roman era. The ambition of the modern day Agricola Punica winery is to produce the very finest Sardinian wines which reflect the heritage of this great terroir combined with the expertise of modern vineyard practice and wine making – with the 1st vintage released in 2008, this estate is going from strength to strength. The southwest corner of Sardinia is a near perfect environment for ripening grapes especially from the Carignano vine due to the intense, clear sunlight. This combination of bright sunlight and heat, tempered by the cooling influence of the sea, is also a wonderful environment for maturing Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Made from Carignan , Syrah and Cabernet Franc, it is deep ruby red in color with intense red fruit - red plums, red and black berries on the palate with flavours of prunes and a long licquorice finish. An elegant wine with a mouth filling texture with complexity and balancing acidity.
Beautiful with whole roast suckling pig, or if that's a bit big for your kitchen, pulled pork in brioche buns!