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 Aragón 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, influenced by the marine influence of the Costa Smeralda which specializes in Vermentino; the southwest, where Carignano is at its best; and the Trexenta hills north of the capital of Cagliari featuring Nuragus, Monica, and Cannonau. The vineyards of Argiolas are located in the areas of Trexenta and Sulcis where the family controls 600 acres planted to native Sardinian grapes.

WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

The Argiolas family has worked diligently to become the leader in Sardinian enology and insists on using native Sardinian vines. The winery produces both a classic and prestige line of wines. The classic wines are fresh in style and bottled under various DOCs, including Vermentino di Sardegna and Cannonau di Sardegna. Giacomo Tachis, who believes southern Sardinia possesses the “true soul of the island,” helped in the creation of Argiolas’ prestige offerings, bottled under the Isola del Nuraghi IGT and aged in French barriques. These include Korem, based on Bovale Sardo, and the benchmark Cannonau blend Turriga.

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Angialis Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

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Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna DOC

Vermentino & Vermentino-based Blends

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Costera Cannonau di Sardegna DOC

Grenache & Grenache-based Spanish Blends

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Is Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna DOC

Vermentino & Vermentino-based Blends

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Is Solinas Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

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Iselis Bianco Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

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Iselis Bianco Nasco Di Cagliari Secco DOC

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Iselis Rosso Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

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Korem Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

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Merì Vermentino di Sardegna DOC

Vermentino & Vermentino-based Blends

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Perdera Monica di Sardegna DOC

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S'elegas Nuragus di Cagliari DOC

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Serra Lori Rosato Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

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Serralori Rosato Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

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Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi IGT

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