Argiano Solengo Toscana
24 Ratings
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24 Ratings
Argiano Solengo Toscana

Wine Details

Vineyard

Argiano

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Region

ItalyTuscany

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Full and velvety, with so much cassis and sweet tobacco on the nose and palate. A little hard on the long finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1999 Vintage) Organoleptic features Solengo is a modern and well balanced, full bodied wine. It has an intense ruby purple colour with a bouquet of ripe fruits, such as black currant and blackberry, infused with toasty oak. It is soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit nicely in balance with its fine, smooth tannins. The palate finds impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts. This wine has evident Mediterranean characteristics with a sunny character and differs read more...Organoleptic features Solengo is a modern and well balanced, full bodied wine. It has an intense ruby purple colour with a bouquet of ripe fruits, such as black currant and blackberry, infused with toasty oak. It is soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit nicely in balance with its fine, smooth tannins. The palate finds impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts. This wine has evident Mediterranean characteristics with a sunny character and differs considerably from Bordeaux style wine. Its suppleness and gentleness which reach already high peaks, will raise to greater highs if allowed to rest in the bottle. Alcoholic content: 13,5% Total acidity: 5,20 g/l Poliphenolic content: 2,840 g/l expressed as gallic acid Total dry extract: 31,50 g/l Origin of the wine Besides Brunello, Solengo is the expression of Argiano's viticulture. Because of the particular microclimate present in Argiano, it is possible to plant grape varieties that are not in the tradition of Montalcino, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Vinification The grapes were harvested separately and vinification included 16 days maceration on the skins for Cabernet Sauvignon, 14 days for Merlot and 12 days for Syrah, creating a wonderful blend encompassing the unique characteristics of each variety. Malolactic fermentation was fast and easily achieved. Ageing After malolactic fermentation, the wine started its ageing period by the end of November. New French oak barriques were used with 80% of the production, and 20% in barriques that had been used only once. Ageing lasted for 15 months whereupon the wine was bottled without any filtration. The bottles rested for another 6 months throughout the summer before their release into the market. Bottling The fining was achieved with egg white. Without further filtration but by simple decanting, the wine was transferred to stainless steel vats before the final bottling in May of 2000 took place for the completion of its bouquet. (hide)

Vineyard

Argiano

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/98.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 10/98.
  • Robert Parker