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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
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Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2014

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyThe vineyards of Tenuta di Argiano stretch southwest from the town of Montalcino, on a hill above the river Orcia. At 48 hectares, it's a fabulous size to produce a small amount of wine living up to the less is more philosophy. Argiano's southern exposure has always given it a bigger, more opulent frame. Still, with new research and work by Chilean terroir specialist Pedro Parra and Italian wine consultant Alberto Antonini, Argiano is gaining in elegance and style. 2014 is just such a wine in a so-so vintage that presents with less black fruit in favour of lighter, more ethereal red fruit nuances. Flowers and red cherries are mixed with notes of cedar and earth. A solid effort that makes you think of food from the first sip. Grilled beef, lamb, or roast pheasant come quickly to mind.Tasted: 17 July 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 68.99 BCLS, select private retailers AB 68.99 select private retailers ON 70.00 LCBO Producer: ArgianoDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 581553UPC: 8022931502110