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Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
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Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyThe 2012 growing season, centred upon a warm, dry, summer, was a year to remember in Brunello. Argiano’s southern exposure has always given it a bigger, richer frame but with new research and work by Chilean terroir specialist Pedro Parra and Italian wine consultant Alberto Antonini it is gaining in elegance and style. Plenty of black cherry fruit winds its way through a mix of cedar/tobacco/dried herbs aromas. The flavours are red fruited with a sensation of stony minerals and beautifully textured silky tannins. Young, fresh and capable of resting through 2022 in your cellar while it all comes together. At Argiano the first year is spent in French oak barriques and tonneaux of varying capacities while the second is spent in larger Slavonian oak barrels before it’s all blended together in concrete tanks and bottled.Tasted: 14 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 59.99 BCLS AB 60.00 private wine shops QC 51.00 SAQ QC 112.00 1500 SAQ NS 66.00 Bishop's Cellar ON 60.00 consignment - Trialto Producer: ArgianoDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Varietal: SangioveseCSPC: 581553UPC: 8022931502110