Argiano Solengo (750ml)
The vineyards of Argiano benefit from a favourable microclimate and an enviable position which contributes to the development of the vines. This outstanding red wine is a quite recent expression of Argiano’s viticultural potential. ‘Solengo’, which is Tuscan for “lone wild boar”, is the product of Tuscan soil and French grape-varieties. This wine is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The grapes are harvested between the end of September and the beginning of October. The four different varieties are fermented separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 12-16 days. When the wine achieves its full potential, the final blend is created, after which the wine is bottled. It is not filtered and may, consequently, show harmless sediment that is the mark of a high quality, natural wine.
Solengo is a modern, well-balanced and full-bodied wine. It is deep, dark purple in color with a bouquet of ripe fruit, such as blackcurrants and blackberries, with a hint of toasted oak. It is smooth on the palate, with a great concentration of excellent fruit, nicely balanced with delicate, soft tannins. The structure and complexity in the mouth are outstanding, tempered by excellent tannic extracts. This high-profile blend has evident Mediterranean characteristics and a sunny nature. Its grace and delicacy mean that it can be drunk while young, yet it also has a remarkable ageing capacity.