Who knew Carignan could be this nice? After an initial blast of earth and alcohol subside, what’s left is a model Sardinian red with intoxicating cola, lemon peel, herb and deep-fruit aromas. The mouthfeel is ideal and the flavor profile is like a dynamite keg full of blackberry, chocolate and vanilla. Intense and interwoven.
Rugged and aggressive, but that’s just fine considering how big, broad and tannic this Carignan is. Look for fiery licorice aromas with notes of citrus peel and black cherry. The palate offers tons of weight, richness and spice.
Thick and fragrant, this amber colored dessert wine from the Nasco grape has the Sardinian sunshine locked within: Honey, dried apricot, almond, crème brûlée and caramel aromas are the protagonists here. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety and the long, sweet finish has cooling herbal tones on the close.
This gorgeous Carignano-based wine from the sun-drenched island of Sardinia shows amazing harmony and personality. There are rich and ripe notes here of blackberry, mature cherry, tobacco, leather and a touch of exotic spice. It’s rich, smooth and velvety on the close. Very nice.
Off-gold in color, but not overdone. This is a near-perfect rendition of Vermentino; it’s powerful but restrained, with warm aromas that conjure memories of baked apple and spice. The palate is sly and dry, with cinnamon notes supporting lemon and pineapple. A rich, creamy finish cements this wine’s reputation as a leader in its class.
Terre Brune is a benchmark wine for the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. It is made with Carignano (with 5% Bovaleddu, a native grape) and shows superior concentration and richness thanks to extremely low yields in the vineyard. The wine is elegant and shows extraordinary harmony of fruit, spice, softness and structure.
Santadi’s Terre Brune is a wine that sets the bar for the region it represents: in this case, the island of Sardinia. The hot 2003 vintage delivers loads of red fruit and cherry that borders on cherry comfiture. The wine’s color is deep garnet with ruby highlights and background aromas include leather, cigar box, wet soil and exotic spice. Made with Carignano and…
An epic red blend from Sardinia, this wine boasts huge density and pulpy notes of blackberry, black olive, licorice, leather and spice. It offers silky tannins, with loads of ripe fruit on the finish.