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2008 Argiano Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $22   From: $20   To: $24

Search Rank 7267 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 7267th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 5437th

Score: 87. When to drink: 2010 to 2013
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
88/100   2013+
87/100 (10 notes from 10 users )    
85/100    
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Price History for 2008 Argiano Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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Grape Variety: Sangiovese (Nielluccio)

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Rosso di Montalcino wine region

    Rosso di Montalcino is found in the same defined area as its bigger brother, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Both are situated in the heart of Tuscany, in central Italy. This DOC was created in 1984 in order to make the most of the fruit from younger vines of new plantings. The idea was to create a fresher style of wine that needed considerably less ageing time (one year with only six months in oak) than its sibling. This would enable producers of Brunello to make money while waiting for their DOCG wine to age, as well as declassify any Brunello that had been ageing for two to three years but had not quite reached the required standards. A similar enterprise was undertaken in Montepulciano, with the ... more

  • Tuscany wine region

    Tuscany (Toscana in Italian) is perhaps the most famous of all Italian wine regions. This fact has no doubt been perpetuated by the romance of the region's endless rolling hills and cypress-lined country roads, but it is nonetheless home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines.

    Situated in central Italy, Tuscany's neighbors are Emilia-Romagna to the north and ... more

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