Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese Merlot Syrah Montalcino Italy
A reference to the Argiano label, Non Confunditur was the motto of the Lovatelli Gaetani d'Aragona family. Fashioned from the conspicuous regional cepage of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, Non Confunditur is fashioned to be ripe and forward drinking, generously flavoured and smoothly integrated, an excellent introduction to the super Tuscan icons of Montalcino.
Argiano established it's Montalcino vineyards with a priority to determine the most favourable aspects and climes. Harvest normally begins around the end of September as the earlier ripening Syrah and Merlot are brought to the Argiano wineworks, followed in October by the later cropping Cabernet and Sangiovese. Each of four different varieties are separately vinified to preserve their individual characteristics. Upon completion of ferments, the wines are put to second use French oak barriques and traditional large Slovenian casks for several months maturation, softening the tannins and integrating the fruit, before the final assemblage of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and equal parts Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah.
Deep scarlet colour. Aromas of currant and spice, black fruits, chocolate and plum. The palate exhibits exciting power, generous fruit flavours with the inherent sweetness of Merlot acting as a bridge between the firm earthiness of Sangiovese, spicy blackcurrant of Cabernet and warm red fruit of Syrah. Full bodied with soft tannins and long lasting finish.