Buio” means “dark,” an apt description for this brooding and sultry Carignan. Grown in sandy soils on original rootstock in the southern tip of Sardinia, those low-yielding vines produce fruit of intense concentration. Blackberry, plum, and dark fruits meet notes of cinnamon and pepper. Rich with tannins and full-bodied, its texture seizes attention—and imagination. Herb-crusted lamb chops or a roasted eggplant and tomato dish capture the spirit of this bold and spicy red.