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Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

This wine claims to be a celebration of Argiano and their remarkable history, their passion for Sangiovese, and the extraordinary terroir of their vineyards. The grapes selected for this Brunello come from the finest vineyards of the estate, mostly from Poggio al Vento, which regularly gives great results in terms of concentration, power, and aging. The label is a reproduction of one of the first labels used for their Brunello, an homage to the Gaetani Lovatelli family, historical owners of Argiano.

Owner: Andre Esteves
Website: http://www.argiano.net/
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
Vines/Acre: 5,500-7,000/Ha
Soil: Clay, schist, calcareous and limestone

Sangiovese grapes are usually harvested between the end of September and the middle of October, depending on the type of soil, exposure of the vineyards and the climatic trend. The must is allowed to ferment in contact with the skins in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 2 or 3 weeks. The fermentation time can change from one tank to another, depending on the vineyards where the grapes are located. Upon completion of the alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation begins spontaneously in cement vats where the temperature is constant and there is no exchange of electrostatic charges. At the end of malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred in casks and oak barrels.

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red color
Bouquet: Intense and complex bouquet on the nose with notes of cherry, black currant, apice, cigar box, leather, chocolate
Flavor: The sip is powerful, rich, extremely elegant and smooth, with silky tannins and a very long finish of fruit, chocolate and spices. It has a long life ahead, reaching its best expression probably in 2016
Pairings: Brunello goes very well with red meats, homemade pasta with wild boar sauce, medium seasoned cheese. Excellent meditation wine or to accompany Tuscan cigars

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 57-61°F
Production: 5,370 bts