The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Non Confunditur, Argiano, Tuscany

Argiano’s history dates back to 1580, when the Pecci family of Siena began the construction of a magnificent villa, complete with vast cellars. In 1967, Argiano, which is the south west quarter of the Brunello appellation, was one of the founder members of the Consorzio di Brunello. In 1992 Contessa Noemi Marone Cinzano bought the estate and engaged the world-famous Giacomo Tachis (the creator of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia) as consultant oenologist.

The Argiano plateau is between 280 and 310 metres above sea level. The soil is clay, with limestone and fossils. In consequence of the switch to organic methods, the bee population has soared throughout the estate, which covers 125 hectares, 70 of which are under vine.

Non Confunditur (meaning unique or unmistakable from the Latin) is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 30% Sangiovese Grosso and Syrah, vinified separately. Before blending, the wines are aged for 6 months in one year-old French barriques or two-year-old tonneaux. After blending, they are aged in stainless steel.

This wine has a Super Tuscan attitude and really lives up to it. It has an intense nose with aromas of wild berries, flowers and red berries, along with hints of caramel. On the palate it is medium-bodied with freshness and concentration that delights. Soft tannins are perfectly integrated.

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