In the heart of Sulcis, in the province of Carbonia-Iglesias, in the south-western part of Sardinia, there is the Santadi Winery.
Located in the small medieval town of Santadi, in the lower Sulcis, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, holm oaks, pines, oaks and junipers, this enchanting area of Sardinia includes coastal stretches from white beaches, hilly hills, flat stretches and mountain ranges. characterized by a Mediterranean climate with granitic and calcareous soils, rich in sediments.
A cooperative reality founded by small grape producers in 1960, created with the aim of producing and selling bulk wine, with the arrival of the new president Antonello Pilloni, the Santadi Winery, stands out and focuses on innovation and the quality of its wines.
We start from the renovation of the winery and the vinification departments, to get to build and set up a modern laboratory, a purifier and an innovative photovoltaic system.
In the 80s, at the helm of the winery and production, he is called Giacomo Tachis, who with passion and determination leads the winery to national and international success.
Thanks to his intervention, the production focuses on wines of the highest quality and territorial imprint, with innovative spirit and respect for tradition, favoring the native vines and in particular the Carignano, a particularly widespread vine in the Sulcis area.
With the 1984 vintage, the Santadi Terre Brune, the first red barricade of Sardinia, was born from Carignano, which rests in new, fine-grained oak barrels for a period of 16-18 months and ages for 12 months in bottle.
But at Santadi Winery, in Sardinia, there is not only the Carignano del Sulcis, but also other native and international vines, such as cannonau of Sardinia, nasco, nuragus, vermentino, monica and cabernet, merlot, chardonnay and syrah, always with the aim of offering wines of the highest quality from the different organoleptic characteristics and from the different terroir of belonging.
Thus, at the Santadi winery, generous wines are born, in balance between rural tradition and innovation, territorial expression and strong personality, such as the Rocca Rubia, the Latinia, the Norona Cannonau and the Liquore Wine Festa Noria Santadi, obtained from autochthonous red grapes .
The 'Terre Brune' by Cantina Santadi, made with the vintage 1984, is the first red barricade of Sardinia. It is an elegant and deep Carignano del Sulcis Superiore DOC, which, with the addition of 5% of bovaleddu, obtains complex and refined aromas and a full and velvety taste. Matured in new French oak barriques for 16-18 months, then refined in bottle...
The 'Shardana' by Cantina Santadi is a 'Valli di Porto Pino' IGT, a complex and rich red, assembly of Carignano and Syrah. Complex and enveloping aromas and balanced taste, structured, soft and elegant. Passage in semi-new French oak barrels for a period of approx. 12 months.
The 'Villa di Chiesa' by Cantina Santadi is a 'Valli di Porto Pino' IGT and comes from a careful selection of grapes from the local Vermentino with the noble Chardonnay. Moving on to an aging period of 9 months in French oak barrels, it comes out with a soft and savory white, which gives the finish a pleasant note of vanilla and citrus.
The 'Noras' by Cantina Santadi is a Cannonau di Sardegna DOC of rare intensity, with enchanting memories of Mediterranean scrub, sweet spices and tobacco. Warm, soft, with sweet tannins of rare intensity. Aged in second passage barriques for about 6 months, followed by a further refinement in the bottle.
The 'Cala Silente' by Cantina Santadi s a pure vermentino, fresh and aromatic, obtained from grapes harvested manually and selected in the cellar. Fermented in stainless steel at a controlled temperature and aged in cement tanks, in contact with its own yeasts.
The 'Rocca Rubia' by Cantina Santadi is a Carignano del Sulcis DOC, Reserve version. Obtained from grapes of the lower Sulcis, harvested manually and bred as a free sapling of foot, from sandy and clay soils. Matured in French oak barriques of 1st and 2nd passage, for about 10-12 months. Full bodied and rare softness, very long fruity and spicy finishes.