“Barrua” is the name of the vineyard parcel within the Sulcis Iglesente region in southwest Sardinia. Grapes are sourced from the Barrua and Narcao vineyards. The Sulcis region is dominated by Carignano, the blend’s predominant grape of Spanish origin that is known for elegant and velvety tannins. Carignano has perfect terroir in the warm, well-exposed brown earth, composed of calcareous, clay and sandy soil. International varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot also thrive in the area’s optimal conditions. Bush vines are closely planted to minimize yields and maximize the wine’s concentration. Production is low: 0.4 millimeters. The final blend is a mix of these grapes balanced for the best results in the specific conditions of each harvest.

93 Points
2015 vintage
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Wine Spectator
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2015 vintage had an overall good season. Spring and summer provided great conditions for our grapes to ripen perfectly. Within the beginning of September, they were ready for the harvesting. We had a few days of rain in late September, which luckily did not affect our grapes. The quality of the grapes this season were wonderful.
Tasting Note
With a deep violet color, the wine displays clean; on the nose elegant aromas of spices, wild herbs and mature red fruits. On the palate, the wine is soft and elegant, a unique blend of sage, myrtle, rosemary, vanilla flavors and fine tannins. Notes of red fruits, pepper and liquorice add an interesting spiciness before a harmonious and persistent finish.
Food Pairing
Roasted and grilled meat, game, and seasoned cheese.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
APPELLATION: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
PH: 3.89
ACIDITY: 4.59 g/l
ABV: 15%
Unique Selling Points
  • A modern blend made primarily from the Carignano grape.
  • First released in the 2002 vintage

About the Grape

Carignan has an alluring blend of violet, spice, wild herb, red and black currant, and forest floor characters. Its assertive acidity and rustic gamey characters are great blending elements.
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