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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, November 18 2021

Argiano Solengo

By: Anthony Gismondi
A Montalcino Super Tuscan

Talking to Bernardino Sani, Argiano’s CEO and winemaker is energizing at the least.

Still, it is his ability to tell the Argiano story and his strong connection to the property that keeps you listening. The five-century-old property has no shortage of stories to reveal, as you will discover in our video interview below, with a spectacular fossil found only recently in the vineyard. Our discussion centres around Solengo, a historical label and part of the early Super Tuscan story that righted the quality ship in Tuscany when the wines had lost their way. Montalcino is not the first sub-region that comes to mind when talking about Super Tuscan wines. Yet, the versatility of soils has proven to be up to the task, as evident by the quality of Solengo and its ability to reinvent itself throughout the decades since its inception. Join us as we converse with Bernadino Sani about the history of Super Tuscan wines, the birth of Solengo, and finally, an update of the great 2016 vintage across Montalcino.

Further Viewing: Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Staying at the villa: Argiano Dimore

Written By: ag
Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony co-hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 18 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.