Brunello di Montalcino  2015

ARGIANO

Brunello di Montalcino
2015

Product code
615120
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Italy
Regulated designation
Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)
Region
Tuscany
Appellation
Brunello di Montalcino
Varietal(s)
Sangiovese 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Availability
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About this winery

Argiano is a beautiful estate in the southern western portion of the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The estate has a long history of excellence in the region and is reaching new heights under new ownership. The 120 ha property follows the traditional Tuscan model of mixed land use featuring vineyards, olive groves and woodlands. A majestic Renaissance villa is also housed on the property making this one of the loveliest visits in the region. Argiano produces brilliant examples of Brunello and...

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Notes about product

Grapes were sourced from vineyards upwards of 60 years of age. This vintage experienced an average cold and dry winter. Spring had good rainfall and below average temperatures. A very hot summer followed which allowed for consistent grape maturation thanks to water reserves.

Winemaking notes

Spontaneous fermentation occurred for about 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Maceration followed to extract colour, and malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks. Aged for approximately 30 months in Slavonian oak barrels of varying sizes. Long aging in bottle.

Tasting notes

On the nose, very evident notes of plum and morello cherry typical of Brunello, but also a light spiciness, with well-integrated oak and tannins. On the palate it expresses a great vivacity and energy.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 95 points -

November 2019

Very floral on the nose with plums, rose petals and freshly sliced porcini mushrooms. The palate is tight and compressed with beautiful ripe fruit, wet earth and cool, stone flavors. A structured and impressive wine.

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The Province

- 95 points -

Anthony Gismondi, August 2020

Argiano Brunello is made with 100 per cent Sangiovese grown on ancient clay with a high-level of limestone at 280 to 310 meters. The vines range from 12 to 60 years old are organically farmed at very low yields. The vintage is a superstar and one to invest in for the long term. The ferment is all stainless steel, but the malolactic take place in concrete followed 30 months of aging in Slavonian oak barrels of varying capacity (10/15/30/50 Hl). The work of Antonini is felt here even at 14.16 per cent alcohol, where the balance and elegance of this Brunello waft through its powerful structure with ease. In 2015 the nose is a symphony of ripe red fruits, think plums or cherries, perfect spicing and a big dollop of deliciousness. It is the real thing and will be for decades.

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Wine Advocate

95+ POINTS

January 2020

This is a terrific wine and one of the new releases from Montalcino that I happily include on a short list of top recommendations. The Argiano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a very lively bouquet that is already singing despite the young age of this new release. The wine opens to a dark ruby color with garnet highlights. The bouquet shows a large span of wild berry, earth, licorice spice and medicinal herb aromas. This vintage also reveals a pretty floral character with dried rose potpourri and lavender buds. After fermentation, the wine is aged slowly for 30 months in large oak botte (including 10-, 30- and 50-hectoliter capacity), thus restricting oxygen and gently slowing its evolution. However, the 2015 vintage is naturally expressive and exuberant, and that's the main takeaway here.

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