KILLER DEAL ON HIGH SCORING BRUNELLO FROM ONE OF THE TOP PRODUCERS IN TUSCANY
“For years Argiano has been one of Brunello di Montalcino’s most recognized and important estates. When the Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano took over the property she not only raised the bar for Argiano but for all of Brunello. Today, we have an unbeatable price on a legendary wine – this is our lowest price everfor Argiano Brunello and we have the lowest in the country (under $35)! Before the highly anticipated 2012 vintage arrives in June, we got a killer deal on the 2011 vintage which we sold for $46.99 last year! Monica Larner of Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate described it a
'spectacular wine,' so don’t wait too long on this one because quantities are limited, and once it’s gone, it’s gone!” –Jim Knight, Wine House
2011 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
93+ Points Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
93 Points James Suckling
SRP: $67 Was: $46.99 NOW ONLY: $34.99! LOWEST PRICE IN THE
“Argiano is among the top producers in Tuscany and the estate's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers a glimpse into its formula for success. This is a balanced and forthcoming wine that puts equal emphasis on primary aromas of fresh berry and secondary aromas of oak spice and smoke. The two components suggest careful work
in both the vineyard and the winery in what was not always an easy vintage.If Argiano experienced any hardship in 2011, you most certainly would not know, judging from thisspectacular wine. I also would like to point out the quality achieved with the tannins and the brightness of the acidity. These characteristics suggest that this wine should hold longer than many of its peers. Drink: 2017 - 2030” –Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, March 2016
“Lots of earth, spice and plum aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, soft and round. Lovely savory finish. Hints of smoky oak and ripe fruit on the finish. Nice successor to the great 2010. Drink or hold.” –James Suckling, February 2016
FROM THE IMPORTER
This wine claims to be a celebration of Argiano and their remarkable history, their passion for Sangiovese, and the extraordinary terroir of their vineyards. The grapes selected for this Brunello come from the finest vineyards of the estate, mostly from Poggio al Vento, which regularly gives great results in terms of concentration, power, and aging. The label is a reproduction of one of the first labels used for their Brunello, an homage to the Gaetani Lovatelli family, historical owners of Argiano.
In 1581, at the summit of a hill, south-west of Montalcino, the Villa of
Argiano was built among vineyards and olive groves. Over the centuries, this estate has been owned by important families such as the Buonsignori, Albizzeschi, Tolomei, Montanini, Sozzini, Colombini, Ugurgieri, and Pecci families. In 1992, the Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano acquired the estate and sought to improve the propriety’s winemaking under the oenological guidance of the famous winemaker Giacomo Tachis. This project strove to achieve the highest standards of quality and resulted in Tachis’ creation of the exceptional Solengo, a Bordeaux blend that exudes its privileged Montalcino terroir. Today, Adriano Bambagioni, Argiano’s supervising cellar master for over 20 years, and enologist Alberto Antonini guarantee the quality and reputation of the Argiano estate. In 2013, the estate was purchased by Andre Esteves, who has left the winemaking team intact and redoubled efforts on continue the long-standing tradition of Argiano.
The estate expands over 250 acres with 125 acres under vine. The vineyards enjoy year-round southern exposure and eocenic soil formed by marl limestone and clay in some areas. The constant breeze from Maremma to the west provides the ventilation in the vineyards needed to prevent disease during the growing season. At over 1,000 feet above sea level, the vineyards experience regular night cooling which assists in the steady ripening of the grapes.
Argiano explores the full potential of this distinct terroir, producing both classic interpretations such as Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino, as well as, modern expressions utilizing international varietals that have found a home in Montalcino.
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