AGRI-PUNICA, also known as Agricola Punica, is a joint venture on the island of Sardinia (‘Sardegna’) dating from 2002 which involves the Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Group, Sardinian winery Cantina di Santadi, and Santadi’s President Antonello Pilloni, and the late oenologist Giacomo Tachis. The concept Tachis had was to marry Sardinian Carignan Noir (‘Carignano’) with international grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon. Agripunica started by buying two estates called Barrua and Narcao, in south western Sardinia, in an area known as “Basso Sulcis” (within the Carignano del Sulcis DOC).
VINEYARDS | 2018 70 hectares in Basso Sulcis (see above).
ISOLA DEI NURAGHI, BARRUA | 2011 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot. 14.5%. 120,000 bottles.
MONTESSU, ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO | 2016 60% Carignano, 10% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, 10% each Merlot & Syrah. 14,5% alc. Harvest runs from early September to early Ottober. The wine ages in oak and then is assembled in conrete tanks.
Agricola Punica S.p.A., Località Barrua, I-09010 Santadi (CI), Sardegna / +39 0781 941012 / www.agripunica.it