Samas is named after the Punic God of the Sun. Vermentino and Chardonnay grapes grown in a predominantly sandy soil are hand harvested at dawn to maintain characteristic varietal notes and freshness. Cryomaceration techniques prevent oxidation, resulting in a bright, vibrant wine. With prolonged fermentation using selected yeasts at controlled temperatures (60˚ Fahrenheit), the wine remains on the less for approximately 40 days. Vinified separately, the varieties are blended and then rest in small concrete vats for 3 months to complete the maturation and natural stabilization of Samas, which is neither filtered nor clarified.

Tasting Note

Vivid yellow straw color with soft, green hints. This silky and well-balanced wine has notes of citrus and tropical fruits with Mediterranean herbs including sage, and a fresh minerality.

Food Pairing

Grilled fish, sushi, white meat.

Unique Selling Points
  • A crisp, fresh Vermentino from Sardinia
  • Agricola Punica was founded by an all-star team of winemakers in 2002

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
Vermentino produces big, ripe, deeply-colored wines with balance, substance and character. The wine shows delicate, persistent citrus, herbal and almond aromas, and similar, supple fruit flavors.
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