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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Argiano Rosso di Montalcino 2002
Argiano Rosso di Montalcino 2002
(search item no. 73819)

PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium ruby violet color, fresh black cherry, vanilla, cocoa and jam aromas, medium body; deep, sweet flavors with a roast coffee note.
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About Tenuta di Argiano:

After this estate was acquired by Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, the philosophy changed whereby quality and personality became the dominant priorities. In order to achieve these goals, Sebastiano Rosa was appointed as General Manager of the Estate. Having spent six years at the University of California at Davis, a two year tenure at Chateau Lafite Rothschild and three years at Sassacaia, he brings a strong mix of experience. In addition, Dr. Giacomo Tachis, probably the most well known winemaker in Italy today, became the oenologist. His legacy includes Sassacaia, Tignanello and Solaia, to name a few. Argiano's vineyards are located in the Montalicino area where a perfect microclimate assures a super ecological system. Varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese are planted. These grapes have not traditionally been part of the Montalcino area.