Thursday, May 17, 2012

Argiano Suolo Rosso Toscano IGT 2007

The Sangiovese grapes used to produce Suolo are from two single vineyard plots on the Argiano estate, one, their oldest vineyard planted in 1966, and one of their younger ones, planted in 1989, thereby playing on the contrasting age of the vines. Aged in new French oak barrels (selected for softness in both fruit and tannin) for 15 to 17 months.

Dark ruby colors with aromas of roses & violets, forest floor, sweet vanilla and licorice, while the palate shows more vanilla, cherry, red and blue fruits, white pepper and cherry. Nicely balanced.

Sampled at the Vias Portfolio tasting last week in NYC.

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