Argiano - Rosso di Montalcino 2015 Ml. 750
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.
Right after the bottling, the Rosso di Montalcino, with its intense ruby colour, was fresh and fruity in the nose, with vivid and lively tannins on the palate. After just a couple of months of aging in bottle, these tannins have softened remarkably, revealing a red wine exhibiting the hallmarks of our Sangiovese grapes: a wine of bright crimson colour, with piercing red fruit and autumnal flavours combined with a spicy earth note typical of Argiano's perfectly exposed, plateau-sited vineyards.
|Ageing and Fining||In December 2004, after fermentation was complete, the wine was racked into French oak barrels (second usage rather than new) and larger wooden vats (30-50 hl) made of Slavonian oak. This period of wood aging lasted nearly one year, 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.|
|Color||Deep ruby red in colour|
|Aroma||The nose expresses aromas of purple, cherry and red fruit.|
|Taste||Elegant in the mouth, it is well balanced with tempting flavours of red berries, violets, menthol and earthiness.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||100% Sangiovese|
|Matching||Starters, Ham , Pasta, Rice with mushrooms, Grilled meat, Game, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Earthfood Starters, Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meat, Meat Red, Cured cheeses|
|Classification||Rosso Di Montalcino DOC|