2013 Argiolas Isola Dei Nuraghi Turriga SardiniaBlend from Italy
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"Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines from native varietals. The winery was founded in 1938 by Antonio Argiolas and was th...
- 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"#47 in Top 100 Italian Wines of 2017!
A complex red with dark berry, black tea leaf, dried spice and blueberry undertones. Full body, dense and layered. Ripe, polished and chewy tannins. A long and flavorful finish. Drink in 2020."
93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This is a benchmark wine in Sardinia. The 2013 Turriga flows from the bottle with sun-drenched generosity and plum-like ripeness. This celebrated blend is composed of 85% Cannonau, 5% Carignano, 5% Bovale and 5% Malvasia Nera. It ages in oak for up to two years. This vintage most certainly delivers the goods with intensity and a proud sense of exuberance. Those black fruit nuances are smooth, velvety and soft. Exotic spice, tobacco and leather reach just the right level without going overboard. The mouthfeel is broad and all encompassing.
This is a terrific set of new wines from Argiolas. This historic winery has fared very nicely across its line of new releases..."
"Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines
from native varietals. The winery was founded in 1938 by Antonio Argiolas and was the first
on the island to pursue quality over quantity. Today, the Argiolas family is recognized as
Sardinia’s leading producer of wine.
Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and lies roughly 190 miles west of Italy's mainland. The vineyards of Argiolas are located in Serdiana in the Trexenta hills just north of the capital of Cagliari. Argiolas farms 600 acres of native Sardinian grapes including Nuragus, Monica, and Cannonau.
Turriga is the benchmark red wine of Sardinia, conceived by the Argiolas Family and Giacomo Tachis. The impetus was to create a great Sardinian wine capable of long aging using only Sardinian varietals. It is a blend of Cannonau, Malvasia Nera, Carignano, and Bovale Sardo with two years aging in French barriques. The Venus or "Turriga" that graces the label was found in the vineyards of Argiolas in 1935." -Importer
96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena, Bovale, Malvasia Nera|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, floral, plum, black cherry, tar, blackberry, chocolate and floral|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak, mushroom, floral, plum, black cherry, tar, blackberry, chocolate and floral|