“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 autochthonous grape that is known for its 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. Production per hecatare is low (about 5,000 liters/ha). The final blend is a mix of these grapes balanced for the best results in the specific conditions of each harvest.

94 Points
Sommelier Journal
2016 vintage
94 Points
Tasting Panel
2016 vintage
Harvest Note
Harvesting commenced on in August with the Merlot grapes, then it was time for Cabernet Sauvignon on Septemeber 10th. Lastly we finished by picking Carignano at the very end of September. It was a good harvest and the grapes had great fruit and balanced acidity.
Tasting Note
With a deep violet color, the wine displays clean; on the nose elegant aromas of spices, wild herbs and 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.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
APPELLATION: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
PH: 3.8
ACIDITY: 5.03 g/l
ABV: 15.04%
AGING: Matured in French Oak barrels for 18 months (partly new)
Unique Selling Points
  • A modern blend made primarily from the Carignano grape
  • First released in the 2002 vintage
  • Matured 18 months in French barrels and 6 months in bottle

About the Grape

Carignan
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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