Cantina Santadi

This celebrated winery takes its name from the medieval town of Santadi, in the Sulcis peninsula of southwest Sardinia – a landscape of dramatic contrasts and beauty where the dazzling white sand dunes of Porto Pino compete only with the Pantaleo forest and its centuries-old oak trees, cork trees, holly oaks and deer.

A charming and forward wine, with earthy, peppery notes, good structure and a food-friendly style.

Cantina Santadi Grotta Rossa 2012
"Santadi Grotta Rossa Carignano di SulcisWhen you are looking for a fresh-flavored, light-to-meidum-bodied, food-friendly red wine with good depth and a uniqueness based on its origins, and don’t want to spend a fortune, one region to consider is Sardninia (or Sardegna) in Italy. Perhaps best known

Cantina Santadi Shardana 2007
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2007 Shardana comes across as quite rustic in this vintage. It is a big, powerful wine loaded with dark fruit, earthiness, licorice, tar, smoke and hints of brett. Plenty of rough edges remain, distancing the 2007 from the finer vintages that have been made here. Shardana is

Cantina Santadi Shardana Carignano 2006
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "The 2006 Shardana wraps around the palate with imposing layers of black olives, spices, grilled herbs and licorice. The 2006 is a muscular Shardana in which the 15% Syrah seems to speak loudly. I especially like the way the finish builds towards an intense crescendo here.

Cantina Santadi Grotta Rossa 2011
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90"Lots of juicy fruit here with dried strawberries and cherries. Full body, soft tannins and a fruity finish. Delicious now. Spicy and fun. Made from carignano (carignan)."~JS