Located on a plateau 980 feet above sea level, the vineyards enjoy cool nights during the summer months which extend the vegetative cycle and maturation period of the grapes. Winds from Maremma to the west also help to cool the grapes in the hottest periods of the summer, enabling a slower ripening process. Argiano’s microclimate also enjoys the shelter of Monte Amiata, one of Tuscany’s highest peaks, which mitigates bad weather.
Owner: Andre Esteves
Winemaker: Alberto Antonini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Vineyard Location: Montalcino
Orientation: South, South west
Elevation: 300 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1980- 2005
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Soil: Clay, schist, calcareous and limestone
Grapes are harvested and sorted by hand before being macerated on their skins for 15 days in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation and malolactic fermentation take place in stainless steel tanks, as well
Aged in large oak casks for six months. The wine is then bottle refined for three months before it is released
Color: Deep ruby red.
Bouquet: Notes of red berries, violets, menthol and earthiness on the nose
Flavor: Elegant sip, well balanced, medium bodied with a good concentration on the midpalate. A generous wine with smooth, velvety tannins that will satisfy all Sangiovese lovers
Pairings: The perfect companion at mealtimes, it is ideal paired with lots of typical Tuscan courses: bruschetta, crostini with liver, medium seasoned cheese, pasta with meat sauce, grilled vegetables
Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 57-61°F
Production: 45,000 bottles