Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Terre Brune 2006

Red Wine from Sardinia, Italy

Item No. 117435
  • red wine
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • ST91
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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The pinnacle wine, exclusively from the best terroirs and grape selections, lengthily aged. 95% Carignano and 5% Bovaleddu, this fabulous red is so extract-rich and sugary the must has a hard time beginning fermentation! Maceration on the skins goes on for about 16 days, and élevage in Allier and Tronçais oak barriques lasts c. 18 months, previous to a further year and a half of bottle age. Cellar life: 7-8 years.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Carignano del Sulcis Superiore Terre Brune is an explosive, ripe wine graced with exquisite finesse in its dark fruit. It possesses considerable aromatic complexity as well as firm yet well-balanced tannins, both of which add considerable pedigree. Dark red fruit, flowers, licorice and sweet herbs are some of the nuances that are woven into the vivid, textured finish. This is a brilliant effort from Santadi. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026."
93 Points

"Complex, showing mature notes of game, leather and caramelized mushrooms that follow through to a dark, supple core of plum sauce and dried wild berry. Well-balanced, with fine tannins and a long, savory finish."
92 Points

"Deep saturated ruby. Expressive aromas of red cherry, blueberry and ink, lifted by musky spices. Sweet, smooth and very intensely flavored, with an opulent texture to its superripe red cherry, raspberry liqueur and strawberry jam flavors. Not quite as fine-grained as the 2007 Rocca Rubia but more luscious and soft in style, with perhaps a hint of residual sugar on the long, smooth, lightly peppery finish."
91 Points

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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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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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