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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Terre Brune 2006
Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Terre Brune 2006
(search item no. 117435)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

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.
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About Cantina Santadi:

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.