Argiolas; red, "Turriga Isola Dei Nuraghi (150 cl.)".

Category: Argiolas
"Turriga Isola Dei Nuraghi" Isola dei Nuraghi IGT 2018 94 JS; 150 cl.

29 January 2024

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2023 Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Three Glasses Award :
"Complex and subtle aromas of brambleberries, blackberries, cloves and perfume. 
Full-bodied with tannins that are round-textured and rather soft, but there's still plenty of structure.
 It’s long and very flavorful, but reserved at the same time.
 Another three or four years should take this to another level." (JS)

Winery Notes : 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.
 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.

Tasting Notes: Turriga is a powerful red wine that requires time
in bottle to show its full complexity.
 Upon release, Turriga is densely packed with powerful tannins
and tightly wound fruit, thus decanting is recommended.
 With time in bottle, Turriga reveals multiple layers of Mediterranean herbs,
roasted coffee, spices, and  licorice with a generous core of black and red fruit.

Food Pairing: Cannonau (Garnacha) is known for giving full-flavored
and full-bodied red wines and requires big flavors at the table. 
Grilled or stewed game, beef, or lamb are obvious pairings
for this wine as are earthy vegetables --
such as roasted wild mushrooms. 
Turriga can also accompany cured meats or aged Pecorino cheese. 
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