Sangiovese Tuscany Italy
A pure Sangiovese wine sourced from a panorama of picturesque vineyards to the far south of Chianti Classico. The younger sibling to the eminent Argiano Brunello Montalcino, which may include components of declassified Brunello grapes or parcels off vines just outside the Brunello DOCG. A fresher, early drinking style with excellent structure and long, generously flavoured, sweetly tannic palate. Completely food friendly, the perfect match with red meats and veal, bruschetta and cheese.
The moderate rainfalls at Argiano serve to barely nourish the vines, promoting healthier ripening while achieving greater concentration and flavours in the finished wine. Neighbouring Monte Amiata is one of Tuscany's highest peas, providing shelter for the fruit and protecting the vines from bad weather. Grapes are all hand picked into shallow crates for transport to the wineworks, individually sorted and transferred to vat fermenters. The clear juices are vinified on skins for two or three weeks for optimum extraction. Upon completion of malolactic, Montalcino is matured in a selection of prior use French oak barrels and larger format Slovenian oak casks before bottling the following autumn.
Intense ruby red colour. Peppery, herbal and vanilla nose, black cherry and jam aromas. Medium bodied with good concentration of fruit in the mid palate, elegant and well balanced with captivating flavours of red berries and violet, menthol and earth, all characteristic of Argiano's unique terroir. A generous wine with smooth and velvety tannins that will please all Sangiovese lovers.