The history of Argiano begins in the 16th century, when the noble Sienese family of the Pecci acquired the estate from the Tolomei and built the splendid villa Bell’Aria, which still today represents an example of a 16th-century stately home. In those same years the cellar was also built, giving way to the winemaking vocation of Argiano. In the 1616 manuscript by Bartolomeo Gherardini, General Auditor in Siena on behalf of the Grand Duke Cosimo III de Medici, reference is also made to the production of oil. The estate passed into the ownership of various noble families over the centuries, up to the enlightened management of Donna Ersilia Caetani Lovatelli in the 19th century. Thanks to her, Argiano’s products were promoted and known in the best cultural salons of the time. Famous is the quote from the great poet Carducci, who cleaned himself up “in which harshness I wiped off with vin d’Argiano, which is very good”. Argiano continued to distinguish itself during the 20th century, winning the gold medal at the 1932 Brussels Food Exhibition for the production of fine table and dessert wines and participating in the Mostra Mercato dei Vini Tipici d’Italia in 1935. In 1967 it was one of the founding companies of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, contributing to the history of this fine wine. In 1992, the estate passed to Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, who introduced important innovations in the management of the winery and launched the Argiano brand on the market. In this period, the world-renowned winemaker Giacomo Tachis collaborated with the estate and gave birth to Solengo, the great Supertuscan of Montalcino. Today, Argiano is one of the most popular and well-known wine estates in Tuscany, with a history that is confused with that of Brunello di Montalcino.
Alcoholic fermentation in steel with maceration on the skins for 2 weeks and malolactic fermentation. Aging 2 months in barriques and large barrels.
Brilliant ruby red colour. The nose perceives an aroma of fruity and floral scents accompanied by Mediterranean notes, which bring to mind wild nature. In the mouth, the wine has a medium-bodied, delicate and fresh sip, with a mineral taste that harmonizes perfectly with the soft and well-integrated tannins. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a pleasant memory of the tasting.
It goes well with red meat dishes such as sliced beef, ossobuco, Florentine steak or grilled tenderloin. Furthermore, it also goes well with game dishes such as wild boar or deer, and aged cheeses such as Tuscan pecorino.