Agricola Punica is a joint venture between Sebastiano Rosa, Cantina Sociale di Santadi, Tenuta San Guido, Antonello Pilloni and Giacomo Tachis. In 2002, Agricola Punica acquired a 370-acre estate including two vineyards, Barrua and Narcao. The estate is located near the town of Santadi in the Sulcis region of southern Sardinia. The sloping terrain has clayey, sandy and calcareous soil of a medium consistency.
Local growers in Sardinia are rediscovering native varietals like Carignano, Cannonau, Torbato, Bovale and Vermentino that produce distinctive, plush and densely fruited wines.
The 25 hectare Barrua vineyard is planted to 10 hectares of 40-50 year old Carignano vines and 15 hectares of younger Carignano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines.