Winemaker Notes - Agricola Punica is a ground-breaking endeavor from Super-Stars of Italian winemaking. Dr. Sebastiano Rosa, architect of Sassicaia at Tenuta San Guido and the President of Catina Santadi Antonello Pilloni. Giacomo Tachis ﾖ who helped create the original Super Tuscan, Sassicaia, as well as Tignanello and Solaia, is the technical director. Sardinia is a region steeped in winemaking traditions that is quickly falling into step with the rest of Italy. Dr. Rosa recounts: ﾑIt was Giacomo Tachis who turned us on to Sardinia and the sweet, soft tannins of Carignano. He convinced us that we could make a great Carignano-based wineﾅ There are few people making wine here, and the potential is tremendous, a similar situation to Bolgheri, but a longer tradition of viticulture. We are at the beginning of something great.ﾒ The 2004 Barrua is a blend of 85% Carignano, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. Expressive aromas of blackberry, black plum, herbs and spices introduce dense, ripe, black fruit, red currants and licorice flavors on the palate. A sensuous mouth feel, velvety soft tannins and a long finish.