Argiolas Is Argiolas

Argiolas Is Argiolas

Wine Description

Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines from native varietals. The winery was founded in 1938 by Antonio Argiolas and was the first on the island to pursue quality over quantity. Today, the Argiolas family is recognized as Sardinia’s leading producer of wine.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and lies roughly 190 miles west of Italy's mainland. The vineyards of Argiolas are located in Serdiana in the Trexenta hills just north of the capital of Cagliari. Argiolas farms 600 acres of native Sardinian grapes including Nuragus, Monica, and Cannonau.

Is Argiolas is a selection of 100% Vermentino from the oldest vineyards of the Argiolas estate. The grapes are harvested later than the Costamolino Vermentino to obtain fuller body and riper fruit flavors and aged 6-8 months on the lees. The wine is vinified entirely in stainless steel tanks to retain freshness and vibrancy.

Antonio Argiolas
Argiolas Vineyard
Antonio, Francesca and Valentina Argiolas
Is Solinas
Autumn Vine
Argiolas Winery
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Acclaim
“A ripe and flavorful vermentino with dried peaches and apples as well as some hints of biscuit. It’s full and rich with layers of fruit and flavors. Some licorice and earth at the end as well as tropical fruit. This is a rich wine for richer dishes or just drinking on its own.” — James Suckling, Oct 2023
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Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name
Selegas
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation:
560 feet
Vines/acre:
2,200
Yield/acre:
2.4-2.8 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1980
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
2004
Bottles produced of this wine:
225,000
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Vermentino
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
25-30 days
Fermentation temperature:
61-63 °F
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
5-6 months
Length of bottle aging:
1-3 months
Total SO2
140
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Analytical Data
pH level:
3.33
Acidity:
5.8 g/L
Alcohol:
14.3 %
Dry extract:
22.7 g/L
Total SO2
140
Residual sugar:
0.91 g/L