Cantine Argiolas Korem Bovale Isola dei Nuraghi Rosso IGT 2015, Sardinia, Italy
PRESS: James Suckling - 94 points. "Exotic aromas of berries, flowers and tropical fruit follow through to a full body, dense and velvety tannins and a long, long finish. A big wine, yet it shows form and focus. Best in 2020 and onwards."
Wine Advocate - 93 points. "Here's a very pretty and cheerful wine made at the heart of the Mediterranean. The 2015 Bovale Korem is a blend of mostly Bovale Sardo with Carignano and Cannonau in supporting roles. This is a dark and purposeful red wine that wants a dish of Sardinian maialetto allo spiedo (or suckling pig). It offers richness and attractive succulence that is significantly played up in a hot and sunny vintage such as this. The bouquet opens to dark fruit and cassis, but mostly you get those purely Mediterranean aromas of myrtle berry and wild bramble with salty seaside sensations at the back. Korem is about as Sardinian as a red wine can get. This selection is part of the estate's "Eccellenze" line of top-shelf wines."
Region/Appellation: Isola dei Nuraghi IGT
Country Hierarchy: Sardinia, Italy
Grape/Blend: Rare Red Blend
Food Suggestion: BBQ meats such as suckling pig or lamb. Antipasti and pastas like semolina gnocchi topped with basil and pecorino, or ravioli stuffed with chard and ricotta.
Wine Style: Red - Rich and Intense