Tuscany’s pride and joy, Brunello di Montalcino, has strict laws surrounding its production. The laws require the use of 100% Sangiovese Grosso (a specific clone of the Sangiovese varietal) and age time of four years total, two of which must be in barrel, with bottle aging at a minimum of four months prior to release. This extensive regulation protects the integrity of the region and the wine.
93 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni: “The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is rich, deep and resonant. It shows fabulous depth and richness, with seemingly endless layers of fruit that caress the palate. Dark red cherries, savory herbs, tobacco and licorice linger on the textured, creamy finish. This is another terrific effort from Argiano. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027.”
92 Points, Wine Spectator, Bruce Sanderson ($67): “There's density to this red, with richness punctuated by cedar, cherry, balsamic and tobacco flavors. Well-proportioned and delineated, lingering on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2023. 6,500 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.