The Argentiera Estate is situated on the coast of Tuscany about 100km southwest of Florence. In the prestigious DOC of Bolgheri, Argentiera is the estate closest to the sea and also highest in altitude, making the land especially well-suited to growing incredible red grapes. The estate is considered among the most beautiful in Italy with its spectacular view of the islands of the Tuscan archipelago. The property stretches across 80 hectares of vines, all in the Bolgheri DOC. The soil composition varies throughout the vineyards, from sandy to calcareous and stony, offering complexity to the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah. The wineries and cellars are made of recycled or traditional materials such as terracotta and baked roofing tiles. The vineyards are surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation and the countryside is flush with maritime pines and olive tree groves.
Impossible to find a better Super Tuscan at this price… intense red fruits with layers of spice, red flowers, and slight balsamic notes. Round and complex but elegant tannins.
Each varietal was destemmed, pressed, and vinified separately in stainless steel tanks for 15-20 days at 28° C. Half of the wine was then put into 225-litre French and Hungarian oak barrels to complete malolactic fermentation while the other half went into stainless steel tanks.
Aged 8 months before blending and bottling.
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