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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
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Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyArgiano Brunello is made with 100 percent sangiovese grown on ancient clay with a high level of limestone, at 280 to 310 meters. The vines range from 12 to 60 years old, and are organically farmed at very low yields. The vintage is a superstar and one to invest in for the longterm. The ferment is all stainless steel, but the malolactic take place in concrete followed by 30 months of ageing in Slavonian oak barrels of varying capacity (10/15/30/50 Hl). The work of Antonini is felt here even at 14.16 percent alcohol, where the balance and elegance of this Brunello wafts through its powerful structure with ease. In 2015 the nose is a symphony of ripe red plums and cherries, perfect spicing, and a big dollop of deliciousness. It is the real thing and will be for decades.Tasted: 17 July 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 69.99 BCLS, select private retailers AB 68.99 select private retailers QC 60.25 SAQ Producer: ArgianoDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 581553UPC: 8022931502110