Wine Argentiera, "Villa Donoratico", 2013
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Reviews of purchase Argentiera, "Villa Donoratico", 2013
Wine of intense ruby red color with purple highlights.
The taste of wine is enough sweet, silky, well-structured, with velvety tannins, which, along with the freshness can achieve excellent balance. Long, persistent, fragrant aftertaste filled with tones of fresh plums.
Rich, pleasant fruit flavors of plums, blueberries, cherries together in a bouquet with notes of mint, eucalyptus, bay leaf and sage, with hints of cocoa, nutmeg, pepper and rosemary.
The wine goes well with mature and soft cheeses, meat dishes with sauce, red meat on the grill, fish soup, grilled tuna.
"Villa Donoratico" - wine of great complexity with an original bouquet, which fully demonstrates the characteristics of the terroir. It is produced from selected grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, grown in the best vineyards in the region of Bolgheri.
After a long and harsh winter of 2011 with unusually low temperatures, spring came with heavy rains that continued until the end of May. Even in spring the temperature was below average and in June reached an average level of 22 ° C, so the plants started to grow quickly. Follow the summer months were sunny and very hot. Under these conditions, the harvest began in late August that earlier than usual. Fortress wines produced this year, slightly higher, but due to the perfect phenolic ripeness of the grapes, they have excellent structure and intense flavor.
Fermentation and maceration are conducted separately for each grade of steel vats at a controlled temperature not exceeding 28 ° C for 20-25 days. After assemblyazha wine is aged for 14 months in barriques made of French oak Allier and Tronkays. Then the wine is left to mature for another 9 months in bottles in the cellar of the winery. Wine "Villa Donoratico" has good potential storage for 8-10 years.
The estate Tenuta Argentieri, located on the coast of the Maremma in Tuscany, on the southern border of the small but prestigious Bolgheri DOC region belongs to an influential Florentine family Serristori, get it in the property of the family de 'Medici. His name is obliged estate silver mines located on its territory. The word "argentiera" comes from "argento", which means "silver." That silver mines and natural sources make this site an important agricultural area. At present, the owners of estates - Marquis Piero Antinori and famous Florentine businessmen brothers Marcello and Corrado Fratini, pay special attention to this beautiful land with great potential.
All the vineyards of the estate Tenuta Argentiera, a total area of 60 hectares, are qualified Bolgheri DOC. In the vineyards, located on a small plateau in the 2 km from the sea at an altitude of 150 to 200 meters above sea level, the vines are grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, are of the highest quality standard.