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Cantina di Santadi Shardana Valli di Porto Pino IGT Italy Sardinia Valli di Porto Pino Red 2006

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Dark ruby. Perfumed aromas of red and dark berries, with a strong salty overtone. The creamy, seamless raspberry and red cherry flavors are complicated by tobacco and candied flowers. Turns more tannic with air, finishing with a gentle licorice quality and a touch of alcoholic warmth. Still, it's a very successful wine.Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar90 points

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Cantina di Santadi:
The Cantina di Santadi Winery is located in the Sulcis area, in South-western Sardinia, just a few miles as the crow flies from the dazzling beaches and white sand dunes of Porto Pino. It was established in 1960, and after some start-up difficulties, a new management gave it a decisive boost, driven by strong determination which fanned enthusiasm and passion. Thus the Winery embarked on an ambi... Read more
The Cantina di Santadi Winery is located in the Sulcis area, in South-western Sardinia, just a few miles as the crow flies from the dazzling beaches and white sand dunes of Porto Pino. It was established in 1960, and after some start-up difficulties, a new management gave it a decisive boost, driven by strong determination which fanned enthusiasm and passion. Thus the Winery embarked on an ambitious programme, adopting new strategies and clear targets, streamlining its operations and issuing coherent guidelines to its member grape growers. The foremost aim was to stake operations on quality bottled wines, especially typical reds, enhancing and promoting the primary local cultivar: carignano, while not forgetting white grapes with a distinguished tradition in Sardinia, such as vermentino, nuragus and nasco. Winemaking technique and wine selection were also perfected, by securing the consultancy of international wine expert Giacomo Tachis, whose arrival at the Winery was a major turning point. The grapes grown in erect shrub vineyards (Latin vineyard) produce wines based on the carignano cultivar, with rich, expansive aroma and taste, noble tannins and a perfect balance between acid-organic elements, alcohol and polyphenols. Read less

External Reviews for Cantina di Santadi Shardana Valli di Porto Pino IGT Italy Sardinia Valli di Porto Pino Red

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
02/09/2012

This gorgeous Carignano-based wine from the sun-drenched island of Sardinia shows amazing harmony and personality. There are rich and ripe notes here of blackberry, mature cherry, tobacco, leather and a touch of exotic spice.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/29/2011

A Carignan wine from Sardinia in Italy. 2006 Santadi, Cantina Shardana 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WE 92pts. - Winemaker Notes - SHARDANA is the name for the native Sardinians and the mysterious red symbol on the label shown above is a Phoenician S. Three thousand years later, Neil and Maria Empson chose this ancient word for their own tribute to beautiful Sardinia: a full-bodied, voluptuous red from 85% indigenous (partly pre-Phylloxera!) Carignano grapes and 15% Shiraz. The style was inspired by Sulcis exceptional terroir and reflects the region s power-packed, layered complexity; the depth of its seas, the spicy fragrance of its ever-present winds.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/12/2011

Red and brickish in color. Ripe, red fruit with stony mineral notes emerge on the nose. Black fruit liqueur dominates the attack on the palate, while an intensely muscular and gripping mineral structu... Devon Magee. A Carignan wine from Sardinia in Italy. 2006 Santadi, Cantina Shardana 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/30/2011

The 2006 Shardana wraps around the palate with imposing layers of black olives, spices, grilled herbs and licorice. The 2006 is a muscular Shardana in which the 15% Syrah seems to speak loudly. I especially like the way the finish builds towards an i... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Carignan wine from Sardinia in Italy. 2006 Santadi, Cantina Shardana 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Red and brickish in color. Ripe red fruit with stony mineral notes emerge on the nose. Black fruit liqueur dominates the attack on the palate while an intensely muscular and gripping mineral structure anchors the wine backed by focused tannins that point to long ageability. It needs time but so well-balanced in its brawniness that it s worth opening now to serve with robust meat. Devon Magee.



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Dark ruby. Perfumed aromas of red and dark berries, with a strong salty overtone. The creamy, seamless raspberry and red cherry flavors are complicated by tobacco and candied flowers. Turns more tannic with air, finishing with a gentle licorice quality and a touch of alcoholic warmth. Still, it's a very successful wine.Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar90 points

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