Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz Montalcino Italy
Solengo means lone wild boar, a muscular cepage of French varietals grown to rich Tuscan soils. Profound for it's heightened levels of finesse, balance and depth, the formulation of Argiano's long serving cellar master and a team of illustrious winemaking identities. A wine of grace and gentle affability suited to early drinking, while ensuring exciting complexity and depth as Solengo continues to evolve.
The estate of Argiano is set within a beautiful rural environment, where rows of vines alternate with olive grooves and meadows, surrounded by luxurious Mediterranean maquis. Mount Amiata in the southeast, acts as a natural protection against inclement weather, cloudbursts and hailstorms. The respectable altitudes of 300 metres are refreshed by warm winds from the Maremma, creating a mild microclimate with many clear days throughout the growing season. Grapes are all picked by hand into small baskets. Varietals are separately handled, macerated for a fortnight or more, fermented and treated to malolactic before transfer to a selection of completely new French oak barriques for up to seventeen months maturation.
Deep purple black colour. Bouquet of ripe fruits, black currants and blackberry, infused by toasty oak. Soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit balanced by fine, smooth tannins. Impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts.