Argiano - Brunello di Montalcino 2012 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
The estate of Argiano expands over 100 hectares in a fantastic rural environment, where rows of vines alternate with olive grooves and meadows, surrounded by luxuriant Mediterranean maquis.
The mount Amiata, in the South-east, acts as a natural protection against climatic inclemencies of unusual intensity, like cloudbursts and hailstorms.
The reasonable altitude and the consequent ventilation allow to take advantage of the presence of the warm winds from the Maremma, thus creating a mild microclimate, with many clear days during the entire phase of vegetation, essential for the healthy and complete maturation of the grapes.
Since 1500, the noble families produced wines from these vineyards, that were aimed only to their own consumption. Many international awards - some dating back to the far 1934 - proof the superb virtues of the agricultural production of Argiano. The excellent quality has further been consolidated in the last decades thanks to the production of prestigious wines of international fame.
|Ageing and Fining||In December 2001, after fermentation was complete, the wine was racked into French oak barrels (second usage rather than new) for over a year and larger wooden vats (30-50 hl) made of Slavonian oak for the rest of the aging time. This period of wood aging lasted over 2,5 years, and aimed to help soften the wine tannins, rather than to give too much of an oaky taste to the wine. This meant the wine could be bottled with no excess filtration.|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||its deep ruby red colour|
|Aroma||The olfactory profile is fine and elegant with hints of cherry, red fruit, spicy nuances and boisé.|
|Aroma||balsamic, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||The palate has an important structure with a harmonious body, characterized by a ripe fruit, beautiful freshness and silky tannins. The final is long and persistent.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Sangiovese 100%|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Goat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, Pork shank, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Meat Red, Meat White, Cured cheeses|
|Classification||Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG|