Argentiera Poggio ai Ginepri 2006

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 98425
  • red wine
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Syrah

Poggio ai Ginepri means "little hill of junipers" and refers to the juniper bushes that dot the Argentiera property. Argentiera's vineyards, located only 2 km from the sea, are situated at Bolgheri's highest altitude point and benefit from breezes that provide constant ventilation in the vineyard. After harvest, each of the three varietals that make up Poggio ai Ginepri are vinified separately. 50% of the wine ages in 2–3 year old French and Hungarian oak barrels for 10 months and 50% in stainless steel tanks. High density planting and low yields create a wine of great fruit concentration and intensity.

Deep ruby-red core with a purple rim. Red fruit and floral notes on the nose with hints of spicy oak. Full-bodied and smooth, this wine is well structured and complex with a long, satisfying finish.

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The Argentiera estate is situated on the coast of Alta Maremma, about 100 km west of Florence in the DOC appellation of Bolgheri. The estate is part of the historic Tenuta di Donoratico dei Serristori, an influential Florentine family that in 1512 acquired this land from the Medici family. Today this property is owned by Corrado and Marcello Fratini, well known entrepreneurs from...

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(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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