Argentiera, Doc Bolgheri Superiore, draws its strength and uniqueness from the magnificent territory in which it’s generated. The grapes come from the estate’s best vineyards of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It is a wine with a rich and silky taste. A long maturation in French oak barrels, the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and the unique terroir of Tenuta Argentiera make this wine on of the greatest expressions in the Bolgheri area.
Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Merlot 40% Cabernet Franc 10%
Grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected from the estate’s best vineyards, which are found at analtitude between 180 and 200 meters (590-600 feet). The grapes are released by gravity into tanks, each varietal vinified separately. Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks for roughly 25-30 days at a controlled temperature never exceeding 28/30° C. The wine is then transferred to 225-liter French oak barrels – half of which are new – to complete malolactic fermentation. Aging takes place in
barrel, then in bottle before being released to the market.
Altitude: 180/200 m. asl
Vineyard exposure: sud-ovest
Plant density: 7500 plants/ha
Yield per hectare: 60 qa/ha