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Argiano is a beautiful estate in the southern western portion of the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The estate has a long history of excellence in the region and is reaching new heights under new ownership. The 120 ha property follows the traditional Tuscan model of mixed land use featuring vineyards, olive groves and woodlands. A majestic Renaissance villa is also housed on the property making this one of the loveliest visits in the region. Argiano produces brilliant examples of Brunello and...
Deep ruby red in colour, this wine is medium bodied with great concentration on the mid-palate. Elegant in the mouth, it is well balanced with tempting flavours of red berries, violets, menthol and earthiness. A generous wine with smooth, velvety tannins that will satisfy all Sangiovese lovers. The perfect companion at mealtimes, it is ideal paired with red meat, veal, bruschetta and all kinds of cheeses and pasta dishes.
The Argiano vineyards benefit from a favourable microclimate and an enviable position that contributes to the development of the vines. The extended vegetative cycle and ripening period are due to the altitude of the plateau, 300 m above sea level, which determines cool nights in the summer months. The usually moderate rainfall in Montalcino favours better, healthier ripening of the grapes, conveying greater concentration and aromas to the wine. This, together with the hot and constant winds that blow from the Maremma, cooling the bunches of grapes during the hottest summer days, allows slower ripening of the grapes, determining favourable general conditions. Lastly, Argiano is close to Mount Amiata, one of Tuscany’s highest peaks, which protects the entire area from bad weather. The combination of all these factors enables Argiano to make high profile wines and constantly good vintages, year after year.
Rosso di Montalcino is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes that are vinified in stainless steel tanks where the must ferments in contact with the skins for two weeks. Fermentation may be extended to three weeks in order to obtain the best possible concentration. The wine undergoes a second fermentation (like all red wines), to further enhance it's smoothness. It is then aged in French oak barriques and in larger Slavonian oak barrels until bottling time the following autumn. Argiano’s oenologist describes our Rosso di Montalcino as fresh, vivacious, and full of “easy to taste” but generous fruity flavours that are sufficiently versatile to develop greater depth over the years spent in the bottle.
- 90 Points -
Graphite, raspberry and licorice aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this expressive red. Solidly structured, with fine harmony and a lingering aftertaste.See detailed press review