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Argiano Red Blend Toscana IGT Solengo 1999

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Organoleptic features Solengo is a modern and well balanced, full bodied wine. It has an intense ruby purple colour with a bouquet of ripe fruits, such as black currant and blackberry, infused with toasty oak. It is soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit nicely in balance with its fine, smooth tannins. The palate finds impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts. This wine has evident Mediterranean characteristics with a sunny character and differs considerably from Bordeaux style wine. Its suppleness and gentleness which reach already high peaks, will raise to greater highs if allowed to rest in the bottle. Alcoholic content: 13,5% Total acidity: 5,20 g/l Poliphenolic content: 2,840 g/l expressed as gallic acid Total dry extract: 31,50 g/l Origin of the wine Besides Brunello, Solengo is the expression of Argiano's viticulture. Because of the particular microclimate present in Argiano, it is possible to plant grape varieties that are not in the tradition of Montalcino, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Vinification The grapes were harvested separately and vinification included 16 days maceration on the skins for Cabernet Sauvignon, 14 days for Merlot and 12 days for Syrah, creating a wonderful blend encompassing the unique characteristics of each variety. Malolactic fermentation was fast and easily achieved. Ageing After malolactic fermentation, the wine started its ageing period by the end of November. New French oak barriques were used with 80% of the production, and 20% in barriques that had been used only once. Ageing lasted for 15 months whereupon the wine was bottled without any filtration. The bottles rested for another 6 months throughout the summer before their release into the market. Bottling The fining was achieved with egg white. Without further filtration but by simple decanting, the wine was transferred to stainless steel vats before the final bottling in May of 2000 took place for the completion of its bouquet.

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External Reviews for Argiano Red Blend Toscana IGT Solengo

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Solengo is a modern, well-balanced, full-bodied wine. It has an intense ruby purple color with a bouquet of ripe fruits such as black currant and blackberry, infused with toasty oak. It is soft on the palate, with great concentration of lush fruit in nice balance with its fine, smooth tannins. The palate has an impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1999 - Argiano Solengo - Italy - Region: Toscane - Apellation: Toscane - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Argiano, based in Montalicino, has produced a superb Solengo in 2005. This French oak-aged blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 25% Syrah presents a lovely core of inner sweetness, with tons of complexity and distinctiveness. There is terrific energy and focus in its sweet dark fruit, smoke, licorice, and wild herbs, with well-integrated tannins and notable balance. This medium-bodied effort needs another year or two to come together, but it is already delicious. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This vintage of Solengo is slightly more floral and delicate when compared to the more robust and generous 2004 vintage. The wine is deep and penetrating with lingering aromas of forest berry and rose petal and exhibits remarkable harmony. It's still tight in the mouth with fine texture and length - unique and distinctive, with gorgeous feminine and floral intensity. Drink after 2010.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/06/2009

A wine with a generous amount of everything, but in a harmonious, pretty way. An abundance of tobacco, cedar and berry character. Full-bodied and chewy, with loads of fruit and a long, long finish. One of the hottest wines in Tuscany at the moment. B... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Argiano Solengo IGT 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A big robust blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah from Tuscany. On the nose and palate, the aromas and flavors of berries and flowers are sweeter than your typical hearty Italian red, but there are still some of the earthy, spicy characteristics that make it truly Tuscan. The tannins are pronounced but really smooth and in balance with everything else. This one is a drinker now and will be for another decade.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 1999 - Argiano Solengo - Italy - Region: Toscane - Apellation: Toscane - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml.


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Organoleptic features Solengo is a modern and well balanced, full bodied wine. It has an intense ruby purple colour with a bouquet of ripe fruits, such as black currant and blackberry, infused with toasty oak. It is soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit nicely in balance with its fine, smooth tannins. The palate finds impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts. This wine has evident Mediterranean characteristics with a sunny character and differs considerably from Bordeaux style wine. Its suppleness and gentleness which reach already high peaks, will raise to greater highs if allowed to rest in the bottle. Alcoholic content: 13,5% Total acidity: 5,20 g/l Poliphenolic content: 2,840 g/l expressed as gallic acid Total dry extract: 31,50 g/l Origin of the wine Besides Brunello, Solengo is the expression of Argiano's viticulture. Because of the particular microclimate present in Argiano, it is possible to plant grape varieties that are not in the tradition of Montalcino, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Vinification The grapes were harvested separately and vinification included 16 days maceration on the skins for Cabernet Sauvignon, 14 days for Merlot and 12 days for Syrah, creating a wonderful blend encompassing the unique characteristics of each variety. Malolactic fermentation was fast and easily achieved. Ageing After malolactic fermentation, the wine started its ageing period by the end of November. New French oak barriques were used with 80% of the production, and 20% in barriques that had been used only once. Ageing lasted for 15 months whereupon the wine was bottled without any filtration. The bottles rested for another 6 months throughout the summer before their release into the market. Bottling The fining was achieved with egg white. Without further filtration but by simple decanting, the wine was transferred to stainless steel vats before the final bottling in May of 2000 took place for the completion of its bouquet.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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