The Wine Merchant Thailand

The Wine Merchant Thailand

Agricola Punica

Agricola Punica is a rather new vineyard in Sardinia with close ties to the legendary Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia) in Tuscany.

In Sardinia they make two wines, “entry level” Montessu and the more ambitious Barrua.

Like so many other wine producers they seek challenges outside the home region and in this case the target became Sardinia, an island known for rustic and coarse wines without much note.

The true advocate for this was a man called “the father of Italian wine” Giacomo Tachis, who helped bring on the Italian wine renaissance during the 1970s and 80s with clonal selection , high planting density , low yields , refined malolactic fermentation and careful aging in barrels, things that are a given in today’s top wines.

As a young man, he began work on making Sassicaia successful and he had primary responsibility for the vinification there until he retired at the age of 77 in 2010!

But Tachis is best known for taking cabernet sauvignon and other Bordeaux grapes to Italy where they first began to be used in the original so-called Super Tuscans such as Ornellaia, Sassicaia and Solaia.

Agricola Punica makes two different wines: Montessu and Barrua. Montessu is made from 60% carignano, 10% syrah, 10% cabernet franc and 10% merlot. Top wine is named Barrua. It is made from 85% carignano, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 5% merlot.
The Wine Merchant Thailand
Scroll to Top