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Currently Argiano is volume wise, the third highest traded Italian wine on the Liv Ex Index behind only Sassicaia.
That’s probably as Argiano make regal Brunellos, utilizing traditional and modern techniques in both the vineyard and the winery. Vineyard lots are fermented seperately, and aged in a mix of French barriques (for structure) and then in older casks (for balance) for a minimum of two years.
The best 2011 Brunellos are racy, open-knit and seductive, all qualities that make them well-suited for near to medium-term drinking.
Argiano offers great value/high quality and is an honest representation of the terroir and Sangiovese grape. It’s spot on ideal for both drinking now or cellaring for 5-10 years. We are now selling our final stocks, this is definitely worth the buy!

The Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) – Rated 93 Points
“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. The two components suggest careful work in both the vineyard and the winery in what was not always an easy vintage. If Argiano experienced any hardship in 2011, you most certainly would not know, judging from this spectacular wine. I also would like to point out the quality achieved with the tannins and the brightness of the acidity. These characteristics suggest that this wine should hold longer than many of its peers. ” Cork 14.5%-ABV

James Suckling – Rated 93 Points
“Lots of earth, spice and plum aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, soft and round. Lovely savory finish. Hints of smoky oak and ripe fruit on the finish. Nice successor to the great 2010.”

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