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Santadi

Santadi
Website : www.cantinadisantadi.it

Sardinians are great travellers, called from home by their status as an island people, their colonisation by different Mediterranean nations and their need to seek their fortunes elsewhere.

If that’s a historical truth, it’s one which has taken on new meaning for the people of the Sulcis area in south-western Sardinia in recent times. Think of this as Sardinia’s Yorkshire (but with better weather), a coal-mining region where the coal mines have been shut by government decree.

For the people of Sulcis, alternative employment came typically either through migration – it’s said that if you look in any Italian restaurant kitchen in London you’ll find at least one Sardinian working there – or through grape-growing.

Local producer Santadi is a product of that process of reinvention, with the company’s dozens of growers producing wines prized throughout Italy for their suppleness and refinement.

They don’t tend to shout about it – Sardinians are often unassuming and, by Italian standards, even introverted – but these Carignano and Vermentino wines are suffused with distinctive character and a perfectly pitched combination of warmth and freshness. That’s because of the inherent quality of Santadi’s vineyards, but it also owes a debt to the involvement of legendary Antinori winemaker Giacomo Tachis, who was involved in the setting up of the business as a consultant.

Other wines by this producer

  1. Terre Brune 08 Santadi 12/37.5
    redwine

    Terre Brune 08 Santadi 12/37.5

    (12x37.5cl)

    Intense aromas and excellent use of oak. Terrific structure and body with ripe, smooth, black fruit and spices on the palate. Immediately striking due to its richness and extract. Balance between the fruit and the wood is superb.

  2. Pedraia Nuragus 13 Santadi 12/75
    whitewine

    Pedraia Nuragus 13 Santadi 12/75

    (12x75cl)

    Brilliant straw yellow tending to golden in the glass. On the nose it has an intense scent of yellow fruit together with buttery notes. Round and delicate, it is beautifully textured in the mouth.

  3. Vermentino C. Silente 13 Santadi 6/75

    Pale straw with greenish reflections. Characteristic delicate fruit on the nose. Exotic, lemony-scented Vermentino exhibits fresh, ripe fruit as well as a medium-bodied roundness on the palate. Delicate, soft and fruity harmonic length.

  4. Villa di Chiesa 12 Santadi 6/75
    whitewine

    Villa di Chiesa 12 Santadi 6/75

    (6x75cl)

    The deep straw yellow colour of the wine is matched by its richness on the palate. Complex and full it mixes the aromatic qualities of Vermentino with the spiciness of the new oak. Balanced by good acidity the wine is excellent.

  5. Carignano Grotta Rossa 12 Santadi 12/75

    Mature, gamey nose, almost Pinot in style but the palate is fuller and serious. Delicate violet notes on the nose followed by attractive, violet fruit. Delicately made. Toffee smells on the nose and a pleasant palate with slightly ageing fruit and interesting flavour of mushroom on the finish. Complex, deep and delicious blend of tarry blackcurrant fruit with underlying richness of dried fig.

  6. Cannonau di Sardegna Noras 11 6/75

    Fleshy and rich with soft plumy fruit.

  7. Terre Brune 10 Santadi 6/75
    redwine

    Terre Brune 10 Santadi 6/75

    (6x75cl)

    Intense aromas and excellent use of oak. Terrific structure and body with ripe, smooth, black fruit and spices on the palate. Immediately striking due to its richness and extract. Balance between the fruit and the wood is superb.

  8. Rocca Rubia 12 Santadi 6/75
    redwine

    Rocca Rubia 12 Santadi 6/75

    (6x75cl)

    Rich, ripe nose, almost perfumed wine with a delicious creamy character on the palate and bags of soft ripe blackcurrant fruit. The acidity is all there, balanced against soft, full tannins and there is great structure and mouthfeel. Succulent, round and complex.

  9. Vermentino V.Solais 14 Santadi 6/75

    Sardinia's best known white, this golden coloured, dry wine is herbal and aromatic, displaying light almond flavours and a fresh well balanced finish.

  10. Latinia 09 Santadi 6/37.5

    An intense amber colour, with a delicate bouquet of flowers and honeyed fruit tones and rounded off with a slight oaky tones. Rich and mouthfilling with a fresh clean length.

  11. Carignano Grotta Rossa 13 Santadi 6/75

    Mature, gamey nose, almost Pinot in style but the palate is fuller and serious. Delicate violet notes on the nose followed by attractive, violet fruit. Delicately made. Toffee smells on the nose and a pleasant palate with slightly ageing fruit and interesting flavour of mushroom on the finish. Complex, deep and delicious blend of tarry blackcurrant fruit with underlying richness of dried fig.

  12. Le Torri 14 Santadi 6/75
    rosewine

    Le Torri 14 Santadi 6/75

    (6x75cl)

    Fresh, fruit driven nose of herby red berries with hints of spice. The palate is medium to light bodied and dry with generous raspberry and cranberry fruit flavours and a crisp, refreshing finish.

  13. Vermentino C. Silente 14 Santadi 6/75

    Pale straw with greenish reflections. Characteristic delicate fruit on the nose. Exotic, lemony-scented Vermentino exhibits fresh, ripe fruit as well as a medium-bodied roundness on the palate. Delicate, soft and fruity harmonic length.

  14. Villa di Chiesa 13 Santadi 6/75
    whitewine

    Villa di Chiesa 13 Santadi 6/75

    (6x75cl)

    The deep straw yellow colour of the wine is matched by its richness on the palate. Complex and full it mixes the aromatic qualities of Vermentino with the spiciness of the new oak. Balanced by good acidity the wine is excellent.

  15. Terre Brune 11 Santadi 6/75
    redwine

    Terre Brune 11 Santadi 6/75

    (6x75cl)

    Intense aromas and excellent use of oak. Terrific structure and body with ripe, smooth, black fruit and spices on the palate. Immediately striking due to its richness and extract. Balance between the fruit and the wood is superb.

  16. Cannonau di Sardegna Noras 12 6/75

    Fleshy and rich with soft plumy fruit.

  17. Pedraia Nuragus 14 Santadi 6/75
    whitewine

    Pedraia Nuragus 14 Santadi 6/75

    (6x75cl)

    Brilliant straw yellow tending to golden in the glass. On the nose it has an intense scent of yellow fruit together with buttery notes. Round and delicate, it is beautifully textured in the mouth.

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