Argiano - Solengo 2014 Ml. 750
From 12 to 18 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.
Solengo is a modern and well balanced wine. Its colour is intense, deep ruby to purple. The nose is captivating, rich and dense, full of ripe fruits and sweet spicy aromas. The palate finds remarkable structure tempered by silky tannins. Concentrated aromas of berries and chocolate make the aftertaste last for minutes.
Origin of the wine
Besides Brunello, Solengo is the expression of Argiano's viticulture. Because of the particular microclimate present in Argiano, it is possible to plant grape varieties that are not in the tradition of Montalcino, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
|Ageing and Fining||The wine started its ageing period by the end of January in new French oak barriques for 14 months. Fining and filtration were not necessary. After a simple settling of the wine, the final bottling took place to allow the further completion of the bouquet.|
|Ageing||From 12 to 18 months|
|Color||Dark purple in colour|
|Aroma||With a bouquet of ripe fruit, such as blackcurrants and blackberries, with a hint of toasted oak.|
|Aroma||balsamic, Boisé, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||It is smooth on the palate, with a great concentration of excellent fruit, nicely balanced with delicate, soft tannins.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.|
|Matching||Starters, Ham & Salami / cured meats, Pasta, Rice with mushrooms, Grilled meat, Game, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Earthfood Starters, Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meatr, Meat Read, Cured cheeses|