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HOME  |  Shop  |  Cantina Argiano  | 
 

Cantina Argiano

The history of Argiano began while it was owned by Siena’s noble Pecci family, with the construction between 1581 and 1596 of the splendid villa, an example of 16th century aristocratic residential architecture. Thanks also to the construction of the cellar, it was during those same years that Argiano developed its winemaking skills.

Ownership of the estate changed hands over the centuries among various noble families, until the 19th century, when it came into the possession, and under the enlightened management, of Lady Ersilia Caetani Lovatelli, who succeeded in introducing and promoting Argiano’s wines in the finest cultural circles of the time.
The great Italian poet Giosuè Carducci wrote a verse at the time saying “nella quale asprezza mi tersi col vin d’Argiano, il quale è molto buono…” (in the harshness of which I cleansed myself with Argiano wine, which really is good…). Present with its Brunello at the II Mostra Mercato dei Vini Tipici d’Italia (Second Market and Exhibition of Typical Italian Wines) of 1935, as Fattoria di Argiano, the estate was awarded two valuable certificates of recognition: a winemaking attribution and also a gold medal at the Brussels Food Fair in 1932 for the production of prestigious table and dessert wines.

In 1967, Argiano made the history of Brunello di Montalcino, participating with other historical wineries from the area in the foundation of the Brunello Consortium. In 1992, the assets of Argiano passed into the hands of Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, who introduced important innovations into the winery’s management. She began working with the internationally acclaimed oenologist Giacomo Tachis, a partnership which led to the birth of the Supertuscan Solengo; the cultivation of the Sangiovese vineyards was expanded, and the cellars were renovated and modernised.

Since 1888, the finest Sangiovese grapes of the property have been used to make Brunello di Montalcino, one of the world’s most famous red wines. To make its Brunello, Argiano selects the grapes from its most noble vineyards and ages the wine in two different types of wood. The first year is spent in French oak barrels with different capacities, to strengthen the innate structure of the wine, while the second is spent in larger Slavonian oak barrels which allow the wine to achieve balance. The combination of concentrated and mature grapes undergoing fermentation at meticulously controlled temperatures, together with careful ageing in a selection of different oak barrels, produces red wines that conserve that incredible ageing potential for which Brunello di Montalcino is famous.

For a beautiful tour and tasting, the Villa welcomes you all year round. In addition, there are 3 well appointed appartments for stays in the heart of Tuscany.









A generous, rounded red wine, destined for short to medium ageing, (if you can!) with delicious aromas of currants and generous fruit flavours, versatile enough to develop in greater depth during long months in the bottle. This wine has to be the best quality for the price wine in our store. We can't recommend this enough....

 


$15.95  / Bottle
 
$191.40  / Case
 
 
Distinguished by its elegance and its deep ruby red colour this wine presents a good concentration on the mid-palate and a persistent aftertaste, with a rounded and voluptuous body, and interesting, silky tannins. It unites potency and elegance and with its tempting perfumes of red berries and its clean freshness, the complexity of this wine presents an excellent balance. To fully appreciate its qualities, decant the wine at least one hour before serving.

James Suckling - 92 pts 

 

$44.99  / Bottle
 
$539.88  / Case
 
 
Deep ruby red in colour, medium bodied with a good concentration on the mid-palate. Elegant in the mouth, it is well balanced with tempting flavours of red berries, violets, menthol and earthiness.A generous wine with smooth, velvety tannins that will satisfy all Sangiovese lovers.

 
 
$23.99  / Bottle
 
$287.88  / Case
 
 
Solengo is a modern, well-balanced and full-bodied wine. It is deep, dark purple in colour with a bouquet of ripe fruit, such as blackcurrants and blackberries, with a hint of toasted oak. It is smooth on the palate, with a great concentration of excellent fruit, nicely balanced with delicate, soft tannins.
 
$66.75  / Bottle
 
$801.00  / Case
 
 
Suolo is smooth and velvety, well-balanced overall, dark and mysterious, with superbly integrated oaky notes. The aftertaste lingers, with balsamic, earthy and persistent fruity scents.

12 bottles/case

Suolo is a wine that really expresses the territory. It is dark ruby in colour, with its typical “nose” of complex red berry notes that all lovers of this wine will recognise immediately from vintage to vintage. With its good structure, it presents notes of red berries, flowers, spices, liquorice, smoke and earthiness that are clearly outlined and perfumed in a magnificently pure and vibrant expression of Sangiovese which explodes on the palate. Suolo has excellent ageing potential, with a considerable capital of tannins and acidity. A wine with considerable potential capable of maturing for 10-15 years… for those patient enough to wait.

 
$104.95  / Bottle
 
$1,259.40  / Case
 
 
 
 
 

 

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