The history of Argiano has a turning point in the 16th century with the decline of the Tolomei family in favor of the noble Pecci family from Sienna and with the construction of their magnificent villa between 1580 and 1596, perfect exempla of a 16th century noble residence. Over the course of the centuries the Estate passed through various noble families until it came under the inspired leadership of Lady Ersilia Caetani Lovatelli, who was able to promote the products of Argiano in major cultural gatherings at the time. In 1967 Argiano made history with the Brunello of Montalcino, playing a key role as a founding organization in the birth of the Consortium. And so we come to the present, with the transfer of ownership and company direction in 2013 into the hands of Bernardino Sani, who from 2015 also signs the wines.
The 2016 Argiano Brunello is made out of 100% Sangiovese “Grosso”, the King of Tuscany. A very polished red with cloves and caramel, on top of black cherries, mushrooms, forest floor and black olives, too. It’s full-bodied with polished tannins and lovely depth all the way through. Slightly chewy, juicy black-cherries and savory black-olive character. Complex.