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2008 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
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About Argiano

Now owned by the countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, Argiano’s noble roots date back to the renaissance, with the Peccis, the noble family who constructed the villa. This hilltop retreat, south-west of Moltancino, overlooks 48 acres of south facing vineyards, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and of course, Sangiovese.

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2008 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

Producer: Argiano
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany

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88(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013

(14.5% alcohol):  Bright, dark ruby-red.  Herbs and minerals complicate dark red cherry and vanilla on the nose.  Floral and vibrant on the palate, with rich red cherry and herbal notes.  Finishes with good lift and lingering herbal nuances, not to mention a firm, almost astringent tannic spine.  Hopefully, a little time in bottle will smooth this baby out.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Sangiovese

The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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