Barrua is the flagship wine of a partnership between the Super Tuscan winery of Sassicaia and the Sardinian producer Santadi, with Giacomo Tachis as consultant. The wine is a lively, deep ruby red. On the nose it is complex scents of mature red fruits (mainly black cherry), spices, notes of liquorice and hints of myrtle. Overall an elegant wine that shows exceptional workmanship and an excellent way to experience the quality of Sassicaia at a very reasonable price.
Tasting Notes: Barrua was first released in the 2002 vintage. The grapes are sourced from the Barrua and Narcao vineyards. Carignano, of Spanish origin and the blendís predominant grape, has found its perfect terroir in the warm, well-exposed Sardinian terrain. Bush vines are closely planted here, designed to minimize yields and maximize the wineís concentration. Deep ruby in color, the wine offers intense aromas and flavors of black fruit, dry herbs and spice. It is full-bodied with a velvety texture and balanced tannins, ending in a lengthy, elegant finish.