Cantina Mesa ‘Buio Buio’ Carignano del Sulcis Riserva
‘Buio Buio’ – The Riserva range of the estate, spending over 12 months in oak barrels – is is deep ruby red in color withcherry highlights. There are complex aromas of red berry fruit and blossoms, balsamic notes, and hints of spices and new oak on the nose. It is rich, full-bodied and well-balanced on the palate with elegant tannins and a long, lingering finish. Pairs well with first courses of game, red meat stews, and aged cheeses.
Originally from Spain, Carignan, also known as Carignano or Carignane, thrives In Sardinia, in the warm and sunny climate, as well as the calcareous and sandy soils found in the region. The grape is known for its ability to withstand harsh growing conditions, making it well-suited to Sardinia’s hot and dry climate. It produces wines that are deeply coloured, rich in tannins, and exhibit intense flavours.
Wine Enthusiast: 91Pts; Decanter: 90Pts
About The Brand
Cantina Mesa comprises 70 hectares in the heart of the ‘Sulcis Iglesiente’ DO, on the Southern tip of the rocky Sardinian Island. The largest part of the vineyards is located in the Sant’Anna Arresi area, in a valley sheltered from the mistral winds and surrounded by the sea. Sardinia’s mild climate with plenty of sunshine, good limestone, and granite soils offers an ideal place for excellent quality wines.
All Cantina Mesa wines are crafted from traditional Sardinian grape varieties. The name Mesa, which in both Sardinian and Spanish means table, sums up in just four letters the very soul of the winery. Nourishment, a meal among friends, simplicity, and fragrant odors of the Sardinian earth.
The winery, a striking, white structure, of minimalist line, all but unprecedented, stands in Sulcis Iglesiente, enfolded tenderly by the hill slopes that overlook Porto Pino. It rises up from amidst the dark green of the Mediterranean scrub and the vineyards, gazing contentedly over the land that spreads out from it in every direction and over the fruits of its own labor, noted with amazement and wonder by a multitude of eyes that can glimpse it even from afar.