Santadi Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Rocca Rubia 2007

Red Wine from Sardinia, Italy

$27.99
Item No. 110802
  • red wine
  • W&S93
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: 14.3%

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 color is a deep, almost impenetrable ruby red. On the nose, intense and fruity notes of blackberries, blueberries, vanilla, myrtle, leather and licorice. On the palate, big and velvety, great structure and long aromatic finish, a full-bodied wine.

Great paired with red meats, wild boar, roast suckling pig and mature Pecorino cheese.

100% Carignano

Critical Acclaim

"Grown in sand and clay soils on the western coast of Sardinia, this is a selection from pre-phylloxera vines. Those old bush vines deliver minerality into their fruit, captured here with vibrancy and richness. The wine seems to test a range of directions as it opens, its concentrated flavors hinting at cranberries and walnuts, tobacco and black pepper. After a day it's more focused, the smoky red fruit targeted at mineral tannin. More than anything, it tastes of fruit grown by the sea, at this southern edge of Sulcis."
93 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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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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