2005 Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT
22 Ratings
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22 Ratings
2005 Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT

Wine Details

Vineyard

Argiano

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

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)

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    ok men ikke så god som andre årgange smagt

    almost 4 years
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    very average.

    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/12/2013
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1999 Vintage) Argiano, based in Montalicino, has produced a superb Solengo in 2005. This French oak-aged blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 25% Syrah presents a lovely core of inner sweetness, with tons of complexity and distinctiveness. There is terrific energy and focus in its sweet dark fruit, smoke, licorice, and wild herbs, with well-integrated tannins and notable balance. This medium-bodied effort needs another year or two to come together, but it is already delicious. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast