Argiano Solengo 2020 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Argiano Solengo 2020 750ml
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Argiano Solengo 2020

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Tuscany
Brand Argiano
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Since 1580, the wine cellars at Argiano have been renowned for its great Tuscan wines. Brunello di Montalcino is Argiano’s soul and identity: elegant, fine, and at the same time, full-bodied and built for aging, the estate's Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines are always made of 100% Sangiovese from soils composed of marl, ancient clay with high-level of limestone, planted at an altitude from 280 to 310 meters a.s.l. The vines range in age from 60 to 12 years old, trained in spurred Cordon, and farmed with organic methods, yielding a very quantity of grapes per hectare.

According to Anthony Gismondi on Wine (est 1979), 'The stylistic approach at Argiano prizes elegance above all else. These are real, terroir-driven wines from a winery that has come to understand its terroir in new ways, even after 440 years. It starts, of course, with renowned soil scientist Dr. Pedro Parra. The talented Chilean identified eight unique terroirs at the winery that includes Argiano’s oldest vineyard, now a single-vineyard Brunello di Montalcino labelled Vigna del Suolo.  

There have also been changes in vineyard management since 2012 when Argiano began the transition to farming organically. Biodiversity is a convenient buzz word for many in the wine industry, but it means something at Montalcino. The majority of the region remains covered by forest, with viticulture only one of many agricultural activities. Talking to Bernardino Sani, Argiano’s CEO & Winemaker, you get the impression that the vineyard is front and center. And the wines tell the same story, with the elegance and balance characteristic of winemaking consultant Alberto Antonini.' 

This is Argiano's famed Super Tuscan red named Solengo, created by famed winemaker Giacomo Tachis in 1995. Solengo represents power and boldness, pride and longevity. It is a balanced and harmonious vintage with a nose of spice and berries. It is velvety on the palate with great structure and a long finish.  

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Rich and balsamic in the glass, the 2020 Solengo smolders up with an array of mocha-tinged black cherries and tobacco lifted by hints of grilled sage and fresh mint. It shows the warmth but also elegance of the vintage, coming across as seamlessly silky on the palate. A balanced inner sweetness and vibrant core of acidity create a wildly energetic impression. This boasts a concentration of blackberry, steeped plums and hints of cocoa that drenches the senses, as a staining of fine tannins slowly takes hold through the dramatically long finale. There's so much purity and upfront appeal, plus a balanced structure to carry it for well over a decade in the cellar. The 2020 is the total package. Lose these in the cellar for five to eight years, and then reap the rewards. Solengo is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Sangiovese.

Eric Guido, October 2022
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A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, 20% Merlot and 5% Sangiovese, the hot-vintage 2020 Solengo (in a heavy glass bottle) is very rich and dense with firm textural support and a full-bodied style. The wine is bold and beautiful and so is the quality of the fruit; however, there is a lot of oak spice and toast to take in. That oak is good reason to put this bottle aside in your cellar for three or four more years. Some 35,000 bottles were made.

Monica Larner, March 9, 2023
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