Argiano has five centuries of history in the Montalcino region, and was a founding member of the Brunello Consortium in 1967.
In 1992 the Estate passed from the Caetani Lovatelli to the Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, who introduced significant innovations to the management of the wine-making and revived the name of Argiano. Along with the countess came Giacomo Tachis, the world famous oenologist; a unique partnership which will bring to the creation of Solengo, one of the great Super-Tuscan of Montalcino.
Argiano practices an organic and sustainable method of agriculture. It believes in the balance of biodiversity and strives to attain it, through techniques aiming to soil fertility, implementing with natural products like weeds and bee propolis,
The new group of owners is striving to further enhance the excellence of the “terroir” of Argiano and convey levels of taste and quality to the wine which have never been reached
Extensive renovations were made to the 16th century cellar, redefining the ageing techniques and creating large underground bottle-ageing cellars. The renewal is continuing in the vineyard, with expansion of the Sangiovese varietal and the use of new techniques in winemaking and terroir development.
96 Points Wine Enthusiast
2016 Brunello di Montalcino – Magnum
The 2016 vintage is hailed as one of the best in the last number of years. Fermentation of the Sangiovese begins in concrete tanks at controlled temperatures. The wine is then aged in varying sizes of Slovenian oak for a period of 30 months. It is then aged in the bottle for a minimum of one year. The result is a wine that has very evident notes of plum and morello cherry typical of Brunello, but also a light spiciness. On the palate, it expresses a great and energy with well integrated tannins.
This fragrant red opens with heady scents of blue flower, star anise, camphor and new leather. Still young and primary, it delivers juicy red cherry, spiced cranberry, licorice and tobacco supported by a backbone of refined tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it energized and balanced. Ko – Wine Enthusiast
159.99/btl. – 1.5L Magnum
2019 Rosso di Montalcino
Sometimes called a ‘Baby Brunello’ the Rosso is made from 100% Sangiovese and aged in French and Slovenian oak for a few months. The wine has a lively ruby red colour, extremely mineral nose and cherry notes. A lively palate, with good acidity and tannin present but very well balanced.
34.99/btl. – case of 6
2019 Non Confunditur
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. This grapes for this wine come from vines that are up to 20 years old. Varieties were aged separately in second and third use barriques and large tonneaux barrels.
Intense nose with aromas of wild berries, flowers and red berries, along with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied with freshness and concentration. Soft tannins are perfectly integrated. A perfect intro wine to their top wine Solengo.
24.99/btl. – case of 12