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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Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2012
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Fantastically complex aromas of spices, dried flowers and plums follow through to a full body, integrated and polished tannins and a superb finish. This is a 2012 Brunello with it all. Drink in 2018."~J.S.  Wine Advocate 94+ "The Argiano 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does a

Argiano NC Non Confunditor 2014
Winery Notes "It reveals an exciting potency, with the innate gentles of Merlot creating a bridge between the evident earthiness of Sangiovese, the aromatic blackcurrant flavours of Cabernet and the warm red berries of Syrah. "NC" is a wine with a decisive, full-bodied character, smooth tannins

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2011
93  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 93+ "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.

Argiano NC Non Confunditor 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Dark berry, toasted-coffee and currant aromas and flavors. Full body, savory tannins and a flavorful finish. This is always a stylish and excellent Super Tuscan from mostly sangiovese. Drink or hold."~J.S.  Wine Advocate 91 "Argiano's 2013 Non Confunditur is Cabernet Sauvignon

Argiano Solengo 2012
93  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 93 "A dense, monolithic red, saturated with black cherry, blackberry, cedar, leather and tobacco flavors. Well-integrated, presenting a tightly knit texture, this ends in a cascade of fruit, spice and earth notes. Complete but needs time. Best from 2018 through 2027. 1,250 cases

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2010
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 "An unforgiving and powerfully structured wine with fabulous grilled meat and granite stone character with dried berry and flower petal. Full body, chewy and intense. Great structure and extremely long and intense. Sexy austerity. Gets the juices going. Best ever from here.

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2009
93  International Wine Report 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino comes across as lush and concentrated with bold fruit tones that wrap smoothly over the palate. The wine is well-balanced and really doesn't show overt signs of the hot 2009 vintage. In fact, the bright crispness, backed by sharp aromas of chopped

Argiano NC Non Confunditor 2012
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91  International Wine Report 
International Wine Report 91 "The 2012 "NC" immediately opens with fresh dark raspberry, plum, dried floral, tobacco, spices and even hints of sweet toasted nuances all leap from the glass. The medium-full body is supported by silky tannins and offers a wonderful sense of freshness from the

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2008
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "This is a pretty wine with roses, berries and raspberries on the nose and palate. What I like is its medium to full body with very well-integrated tannins and a pretty, clean finish. Such harmony and balance here. Drink or hold."-J.S.  Wine Advocate 92 "Argiano’s 2008 Brunello

Argiano Solengo 2010
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2010 Solengo shows the pedigree of this great vintage. Violets, tar, smoke, licorice and plums burst from the glass. Vibrantly nuanced and beautifully articulated, the 2010 impresses for its striking balance and refined, sophisticated personality. This is one of the very best

Argiano NC Non Confunditor 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93  "Lots of dark fruit in this wine with a mineral and black licorice character. Full body, with chewy yet polished tannins and a long, long finish. This is rich, powerful and balanced. Extremely well made from a top producer in Montalcino. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,

Argiano NC Non Confunditor 2010
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "This is really beautiful and balanced with refined tannins and a focused, beautiful ripe cherry and raspberry fruit. Long and super silky. Better in 2014 but so delicious now. Best NG ever from Argiano."~J.S.  Wine Spectator 89 "Cherry and currant flavors mark this ripe,

Argiano 'Duemilatre' Brunello di Montalcino 2007
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is rich, deep and resonant. It shows fabulous depth and richness, with seemingly endless layers of fruit that caress the palate. Dark red cherries, savory herbs, tobacco and licorice linger on the textured, creamy finish. This is another terrific

Argiano NC Non Confunditur 2009
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 WS TOP 100 2011 Rank 46 " An appealing graphite aroma adds depth to the black currant, violet and cedar aromas and fl avors in this svelte red, which is smooth, with fi nely woven tannins. The bright acidity drives the spicy fi nish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2006
93  Wine Advocate 
 Wine Advocate 93 "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine laced with red cherries, tobacco, cedar and underbrush, all supported by a firm tannic spine. Argianos 2006 Brunello shows beautiful inner perfume and the structure to develop positively for a number of years. Floral notes

Argiano 'Duemilatre' Rosso di Montalcino 2003
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Fresh, subtle plum and raspberry aromas and flavors follow through to a full body, with a solid core of fruit, chewy tannins and a medium finish. Slightly austere. Needs a little time. A little more time polished with bottle age. This is Argianos relabeled Brunello di

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2003
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Argiano's medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding clarity and definition in its dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and underbrush. The tannins of the vintage are there, but the wine is beautifully balanced and is just plain delicious. The Brunello spent a

Argiano NC Non Confunditur 2008
88  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 88 "The 2008 Non Confunditur is 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah and 20% Sangiovese. This is a relatively fleshy 2008 with excellent depth in its dark fruit, spices, licorice and herbs. Some slightly hard edges remain, but a few months in bottle should help the wine find