Brunello di Montalcino Argiano is crafted from 100% Sangiovese from 55 year old vines. Hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 2 weeks, with natural malolactic fermentation taking place in cement tanks. The wine is then transferred into Slovenian oak of different sizes for 30 months. The result is a Brunello di Montalcino showing richness and complexity, combining fresh red fruits mixed with aromatic herbs and spices. Broad, robust and savoury on the palate, with silky smooth tannins and an elegant, long finish. Since 2012, Argiano have followed organic farming practices, with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides being used. The estate is also 100% plastic free.
“The Argiano 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine of considerable bandwidth with lots of dark fruit, rich plum and spice. It carries medium fruit weight and concentration that proves more than enough to surround and soften the spicy oak notes and toast that also play an important role in this hot-vintage Brunello. The results are plump and slightly round, but you also get the acidity and the tannic structure of an age-worthy Sangiovese. Organically farmed fruit is selected from across the best parcels of the estate, and some of the vines are up to 55 years old. Production is 130,000 bottles, and I would recommend setting this bottle aside for near- to medium-term drinking.” – 93 Pts, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)