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.

Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage started with little rain in February and March, but rain in April and the beginning of May refreshed the vineyards. Summer unfolded with average temperatures. Mid-July and August experience some heat waves, accelerating the ripening of the Chardonnay and Vermentino grapes, which were harvested earlier than usual. The quality of the grapes was excellent.
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
Technical Data
GRAPES: Vermentino (80%), Chardonnay (20%)
APPELLATION: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
PH: 3.35
ACIDITY: 5.05 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 3 months in concrete vats
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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