Pretty midweek red from Sardegna – Santadi Antigua, Monica di Sardegna 2017

I probably never tasted any wines made from Sardinia’s local grape variety, Monica. This one called Antigua and made by Santadi is quite pretty, I would be happy to drink this with or without food.

Quite similar to Santadi’s Cannonau (Grenache), but the aroma profile is darker and it’s a bit more tight. The same warm climate character and slightly oxidative, old school style. It just feels honest and pure. Such a pretty nose – cherries and slightly cooked strawberries, a background of licorice and some charred meat. Not long or structured, a bit soft, a tad hot on the finish but balanced and seamless. Simply delicious. Drink now.

Rating: good to very good, 86 points.
Price: 7,80 €.
Stockist: Italvinus.
Value: good. I would buy it again.
Tasted: March, 2020.
Source: I bought the bottle.
Drinking window: now-2022.
CellarTracker link: here.

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