Argiano S.p.A. Societa Agricola

Loc. Sant'Angelo in Colle, 53024 Montalcino (Si)
Italy
Telephone +39 0577 844037
Fax +39 0577 844210
argiano@argiano.net

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Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.18  Toscana
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
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Our products

Product category: Toscana, Branded wines

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

A wine that offers immense satisfaction to every lover of Sangiovese.

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 barriques and tonneaux 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. After completing the maturing process in wood, the wine is transferred into concrete tanks. 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.

Organoleptic characteristics
Argiano’sBrunello di Montalcino is distinguished by its elegance and its deep ruby red colour. It 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 looks like having a promising future. 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.

Climatic conditions
the vineyards of Argiano benefit from a favourable microclimate and an enviable position which contribute to the development of the vines. The extended vegetative cycle and ripening period are due to the altitude of the plateau, 300 m above sea level, which determines cool nights in the summer months. The generally moderate rainfall in Montalcino favours better, healthier ripening of the grapes, conveying greater concentration and aromas to the wine. This, together with the hot and constant winds that blow from the Maremma, cooling the bunches of grapes during the hottest summer days, allows slower ripening of the grapes, determining favourable general conditions. Lastly, Argiano is close to Mount Amiata, one of Tuscany’s highest peaks, which protects the entire area from bad weather. The combination of all these factors enables Argiano to make high profile wines and constantly good vintages, year after year.

Vinification
Sangiovese grapes are usually harvested between the end of September and the middle of October, depending on the type of soil, the exposure of the vineyards and the climatic trend. The must is allowed to ferment in contact with the skins in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for two or three weeks. The fermentation time varies from one tank to another, depending on the vineyards where the grapes are grown. Upon completion of alcoholic fermentation, malo-lactic fermentation begins spontaneously. This is a natural process that transforms malic acid into lactic acid and conveys smoothness to the wine. This second fermentation can last from several weeks to several months, varying on the basis of a variety of factors, such as the temperature in the cellar. Not only does this process add smoothness to the wine, reduce its acidity and stabilise it naturally, it also conveys greater depth, complexity and elegance.

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Product category: Toscana, Branded wines

Suolo IGT

The most delicate expression of Sangiovese: the red gold of Argiano.

Produced for the first time in in 2000 this wine is the finest expression of Argiano’s great terroir. Suolo is made with 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in the estate’s oldest vineyards. The name, Suolo, is a tribute to the ground that hosts the vines (“suolo” being the Italian word for ground) and which conveys great complexity to them.

Organoleptic characteristics
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, 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. 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.

Climatic conditions
The vineyards of Argiano benefit from a favourable microclimate and an enviable position which contribute to the development of the vines. Theextended vegetative cycle and ripening period are due to the altitude of the plateau, 300 m above sea level, which determines cool nights in the summer months. The generally moderate rainfall in Montalcino favours better, healthier ripening of the grapes, conveying greater concentration and aromasto the wine. This, together with the hot and constant winds that blow from the Maremma, cooling the bunches of grapes during the hottest summer days, allows slower ripening of the grapes, determining favourable general conditions. Lastly, Argiano is close to Mount Amiata, one of Tuscany’s highest peaks, which protects the entire area from bad weather. The combination of all these factors enables Argiano to make high profile wines and constantly good vintages, year after year.

Vinification
Every year, when “veraison” takes place (when the grapes receive most energy from the vine, usually at the end of July – beginning of August), we reduce the yield (quantity of bunches per vine) to 4-5 bunches per plant. This considerably increases the concentration of the grapes, obtaining a more full-bodied and rich wine. The grapes are harvested by hand in the middle of October. After a final selection during the harvest, the grapes are brought into the cellar in small crates so they do not get squashed. After being removed from the stalks but before being pressed, they are placed in temperature controlled fermentation tanks. The presence of a large proportion of whole berries allows a slow and gradual start to fermentation, almost a sort of “carbonic maceration”, meaning that fermentation starts inside the berries. This process favours the indigenous yeasts and conveys great finesse and complexity to the future wine, offering a good representation of the vineyards of origin. The “must” is left in contact with the skins for about three weeks to obtain maximum, but not excessive, extraction. Then it is poured into 300 litre barrels. The second fermentation, also known as malo-lactic fermentation (undergone by all red wines), takes place directly in new, very finely textured French oak barriques which are carefully selected to emphasize the smoothness of the fruit and tannins. Lastly, the wine is aged slowly in the same barriques, being racked just once. Suolo is usually bottled in July, without filtering, so it may release a harmless sediment, the mark of a high quality natural wine. Just 3,000 bottles and 60 magnums are made each year.

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Product category: Toscana, Branded wines

Solengo IGT

The great Supertuscan, aloof and alone, like a savage within his territory.

This outstanding red wine is a quite recent expression of Argiano’s viticultural potential in relation to red wines made with Sangiovese. ‘Solengo’, which is Tuscan for “lone wild boar”, is the product of the combination between Tuscan soil and French grape-varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah. It is the fruit of the “creation” of the internationally acclaimed former oenologist GiacomoTachis, which now continues with the work of Argiano’s team.

Organoleptic characteristics
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. The structure and complexity in the mouth are outstanding, tempered by excellent tannic extracts. Thishigh-profile blend has evident Mediterranean characteristics and a sunny nature. Its grace and delicacy mean that it can be drunk while young, yet it also has a remarkable ageing capacity.

Climatic conditions
The vineyards of Argiano benefit from a favourable microclimate and an enviable position which contribute to the development of the vines. The extended vegetative cycle and ripening period are due to the altitude of the plateau, 300 m above sea level, which determines cool nights in the summer months. The generally moderate rainfall in Montalcino favours better, healthier ripening of the grapes, conveying greater concentration and aromas to the wine. This, together with the hot and constant winds that blow from the Maremma, cooling the bunches of grapes during the hottest summer days, allows slower ripening of the grapes, determining favourable general conditions. Lastly, Argiano is close to Mount Amiata, one of Tuscany’s highest peaks, which protects the entire area from bad weather. The combination of all these factors enables Argiano to make high profile wines and constantly good vintages, year after year.

Vinification
The grapes are harvested between the end of September and the beginning of October. The first grapes to be harvested are always Syrah and Merlot, while Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot take a little longer to fully express their personality, ripening later. The four different varieties are fermented separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 12-16 days. The second fermentation, also known as malo-lactic fermentation (undergone by all red wines), and maturing in wood take place in new French oak barriques with a capacity of 225 litres. When the wine achieves its full potential, the final blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah is created, after which the wine is bottled. It is not filtered and may, consequently, present that harmless sediment that is the mark of a high quality natural wine.

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About us

Company details

Today, the Argiano estate develops around the nucleus of buildings, extending across an area of about 125 hectares, occupied by vineyards, olive groves and woods.
Access to the estate is via roads marked by traces of flavours and dusts that date back centuries and which intersect unique atmospheres and panoramas: the peace of the countryside, with its characteristically slow pace, wide open spaces, ever-changing seasons and alternating colours, while man carries out his daily work with the utmost respect for the environment and for the elements of the landscape.

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