Antonio Argiolas at the end of the Thirties founded the homonymous winery in Serdiana, in the South of Sardinia. For decades he has worked to ensure that the name of the winery and the quality of the wines produced constantly improve, even after passing the baton to his own children. Argiolas’ decision to expand production in the 1970s was fundamental, in contrast with the rest of the producers encouraged by the state to uproot their vineyards, as well as the collaboration with the oenologist Giacomo Tachis. In 1988 the “Turriga” received high marks and awards in the Vinitaly, and is among the best wines produced in Sardinia; the same happens on the occasion of Vinitaly in 1997, almost 10 years later with the recognition also of the “tre Bicchieri” from Gambero Rosso. Since 1991, the winemaker of reference has been Mariano Murru and the cellar is currently under the guidance of Franco and Giuseppe Argiolas and their children, who represent the third generation of the company.
Deep ruby red color with light garnet hues. On the nose very refined, intense and seductive, with fruity notes that bring back fruits of the forest such as blueberry, followed by Mediterranean hints that are given by herbaceous and spicy notes (myrtle, mastic, strawberry tree, juniper berries), finally evolved and toasted hints of tobacco, licorice, cocoa and coffee closed by puffs of incense and menthol. The taste is balanced in all its components, a synthesis of what is always sought after: the richness of colors, perfumes, the harmony between structure, fullness of the body and its pleasantness, freshness and persistence.
In combination it is perfect for rich and important dishes based on red meat or game: stewed wild boar, venison, braised meat, stew, crusted Sardinian suckling pig. The combination with some seasoned regional sheep’s milk cheeses is also very good, and in general with selections of tasty and seasoned cheeses.