Super Tuscan is the name given to a Tuscan wine that blends the traditional Tuscan grape Sangiovese with bolder red grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. It takes the more delicate nuances of Sangiovese and bulks it up a bit to create a rich, fruit forward wine with herbal notes and a spicy finish.
89 Points, Wine Spectator, Bruce Sanderson ($23): “Cherry and currant flavors mark this ripe, muscular red, which is well-integrated, with a hint of herbs on the dry finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese. Best from 2013 through 2018. 1,800 cases imported.”
Behind the wine:
As any great Italian wine estate history goes, Argiano’s origin dates back to the 1500s when noble families produced wine from the vineyards on the estate for personal consumption. Located in Tuscany’s rural, isolated village of Montalcino, Argiano’s estate vineyards are planted with alternating rows of grapes and olive trees. An ideal microclimate is created by warm winds from the Maremma (Tuscany’s Southwestern coastal area) and protection from drastic weather patterns by mount Amiata in the Southeast.
Argiano’s wines began receiving international acclaim as far back as the 1930s and are highly-regarded by consumers and expert reviewers still today. This offer includes Argiano’s everyday value Super Tuscan as well as their reputable Brunello di Montalcino.