Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Terre Brune 2005

Red Wine from Sardinia, Italy

$69.00 $44.99
Save $24.01
Item No. 105381
  • red wine
  • RP94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Ancient, bush-trained pre-Phylloxera vines ("Latin vines") preserving their original rootstock, grown in southern Sulcis on sandy and calcareous terrain. The climate is hot and dry in summertime, mild in winter.

Food Match: Roasted and grilled meat, game and wild fowl, spicy and aromatic dishes; also seasoned cheeses and cheese with herbs

95% Carignano 5% Bovaleddu

Critical Acclaim

"The estate's 2005 Carignano del Sulcis Superiore Terre Brune is once again one of the most fascinating wines being made on the island today. A rich melange of red cherries, tobacco, earthiness, cedar, licorice and spices emerges from this layered, texturally beautiful wine. Feminine yet masculine, delicate yet powerful, it's all there in the glass as this magnificent wine reveals its pedigree. Readers will not want to miss this fabulous Terre Brune. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. "
94 Points

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pretty good, middle of the road; astringent after taste; not bad; probably really good for you
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Learn About Santadi Map ItMap It

Founded in 1960 in Sardinia and counting 988 acres of prime, gently rolling soil reaching out to the sea, Cantina Santadi is run under the strictest, most quality-based criteria.

The arenaceous terrain of Sulcis’ coastline is unique in that pre-phylloxera rootstock survives and thrives: the finely textured, wind-swept sand naturally prevents phylloxera from depositing its eggs!

Add to this one of Italy's legendary and brilliant oenologists, Piero Cella... and what you have can only be a range of true Sardinian gems.

Learn About Sardinia

sahr-DIN-ee'yah) Fairly removed from Italy, both geographically and culturally, Sardinia has more grazing animals than vineyards. An agricultural community, the small island is secluded. With high influences from Spain as much as Italy, the grapes of the region hail from both countries. Notable Facts The most popular and most planted variety is Cannonau (otherwise known as...

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Learn About Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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