Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

£90.00

75cl

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 ageing using only Sardinian varietals. It is a blend of Cannonau, Malvasia Nera, Carignano, and Bovale Sardo with two years ageing in French barriques. The Venus or “Turriga” that graces the label was found in the vineyards of Argiolas in 1935.

Vintage: 2008
Region: Sardegna
Grape Varieties: 85% Cannonau, 5% Bovale Sardo, 5% Carignano, 5% Malvasia
Alcohol Content: 14.5%

Awards: James Suckling 96/100 ~ Wine Enthusiast 92/100 ~ Wine Spectator 90/100

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SKU VA00005 Category Tag

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 liquorice with a generous core of black and red fruit.

Pairings

Cannonau (Garnacha) is known for giving full-flavoured and full-bodied red wines and requires big flavours 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.

Pairings

Cannonau (Garnacha) is known for giving full-flavoured and full-bodied red wines and requires big flavours 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.

Meet the Maker: Argiolas Famiglia

THE MAKER: ARGIOLAS

Antonio Argiolas at the end of the thirties founded the winery. For decades, he made her grow, and she continued to be there even when she passed the baton to her children. Today his grandchildren, the third generation of the family, work here and Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines from native varietals.

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