WINERY OVERVIEW Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines from native varietals. Antonio Argiolas, who died in 2009 at the age of 102, inherited seven acres of vines from his father in 1938 and was the first on the island to convert to modern viticulture to pursue quality over quantity. His sons, Franco and Giuseppe, replanted the vineyards in the 1980s with the goal of reducing yields and focusing exclusively on Sardinian grapes. Joined by enologist Mariano Murru and the illustrious consultant Giacomo Tachis, the Argiolas family is today recognized as Sardinia?s leading wine producer. LOCATION OF VINEYARD Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and lies roughly 190 miles west of Italy’s mainland. The kingdom of Arag?n ruled Sardinia for 400 years and many of its vines came from Spain, including Bovale Sardo, Carignano, and Cannonau. The island can be divided into three principal viticultural areas: the north, influe…
Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Serra Lori Rosato 2018 750 ML
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A blend of 50% Cannonau, 15% Bovale, 15% Carignano, 10% Monica and 10% Malvasia, this generous, vibrant rosato delivers intense fruit aromas of red cherry and black raspberry along with a whiff of spice. The fruit sensations follow through to the juicy palate while notes of chopped herb and white pepper provide back up. Fresh acidity lifts up the finish.?KERIN O?KEEFE