Samas is named after the Punic God of the Sun. Vermentino and Chardonnay grapes grown in 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 rest in small concrete vats for 3 months once blended. To retain maximum character and freshness, Samas is neither filtered nor clarified.

93 Points
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2018 vintage
92 Points
Tasting Panel
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2018 vintage was characterized by some tropical weather. A mild winter was followed by spring with heat peaks alternating with some rainfall. In June the rains started to give a little, favoring a regular flowering and in a fairly short time. The month of August was marked by sunny days with cooler nights and optimal rainfall. Overall, the development of the grapes was continuous and vigorous. Due to the maturation process, the grapes were able to preserve very fresh acidity and wonderful primary aromas.
Tasting Note
Vivid yellow straw color with soft, green hints. On the nose there are tropical fruit and citrus notes. On the palate the wine is silky and well balanced by a moderate alcohol content, good minerality and freshness.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with pasta dished and shellfish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 80% Vermentino, 20% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.25 g/L
ABV: 13%
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

Chardonnay
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
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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