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Argiano Solengo 2018

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalySolengo is an IGT Toscana red blending cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, merlot, and sangiovese, grown at 280 to 310 meters, over marl and ancient clay, with a high proportion of limestone. The two-decade-old plus vines are organically farmed and low-yielding. 2018 was up and down as a growing season, but it ended dry with large temperature swings between day and night, allowing for ideal maturation. Argiano’s star continues to rise, and the latest Solengo is no exception, flaunting its power and SuperTuscan status with bright blueberry and balsamic with a mineral, salty, fresh finish. Age for 10 to 20 years with ease. The grapes are fermented separately, spending about 20 days on the skins and going through a malolactic fermentation naturally in cement tanks. Finally, it spends 18 months in French barrique made especially for Solengo, with 60 percent new oak and the remainder in one-year-old barrels. In 2018 Solengo presents with fine balance, offering a harmony of flavours that would make Giacomo Tachis, its founder, proud.Tasted: 14 July 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 99.99 select private retailers QC 89.99 select private retailers Producer: ArgianoDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Petit Verdot - SangioveseCSPC: 448621UPC: 8022931507153