This wine’s initials, NC, are often thought to refer to Noemi Cinzano, Argiano’s previous longstanding owner. However, Non Confunditur is a Latin term meaning “do not be mistaken.” This is the motto of the Lovatelli family, written on the family crest which appears on the label.
Owner: Andre Esteves
Winemaker: Alberto Antonini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah
Vineyard Location: Montalcino
Orientation: South, South west
Elevation: 300 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2000-2005
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Soil: Clay, schist, calcareous and limestone
The grape harvest usually begins in the middle of September, when Syrah and Merlot are picked, and is completed at the beginning of October, with the Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each of the four different grape-varieties used in the blend – Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah – is fermented separately in order to preserve their individual characteristics. Ageing Before blending, the wine is aged for a short period of time in French oak barriques which have already been used once before, in the traditional large Slavonian oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks, to soften the tannins and harmonize the different flavours of each grape-variety.
Before blending, the wine is aged for six months in French oak barriques which have already been used once before, in the traditional large Slavonian oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks, to soften the tannins and harmonize the different flavours of each grape-variety. Three months in the bottle before the release.
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: It reveals an exciting potency, with the innate gentles of Merlot creating a bridge between the evident earthiness of Sangiovese, the aromatic blackcurrant flavours of Cabernet and the warm red berries of Syrah
Flavor: NC is a wine with a decisive, full-bodied character, smooth tannins and a persistent finish. A generous rounded red wine, destined for short to medium ageing
Pairings: Ideal with lots of typical Tuscan courses: bruschetta, crostini with liver, medium seasoned cheese, pasta with meat sauce, grilled vegetables
Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 64°F
Production: 160,000 bottles