Argiolas Costamolino

Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna DOC bottle image

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.

Costamolino, named for the area, is made from Vermentino, an aromatic white grape variety that thrives in the Mediterranean climate of Sardinia. The grapes are harvested in August and September and vinified in stainless-steel tanks to retain acidity. A small percentage sees malolactic fermentation to give the wine roundness and texture.

Antonio Argiolas
Argiolas Vineyard
Antonio, Francesca and Valentina Argiolas
Is Solinas
Autumn Vine
Argiolas Winery
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“For a bigger whitw, try this delicious vermentino that received 91 points from Wine Enthusiast. It comes from the island of Sardinia, located about 120 miles west of the mainland of Italy in the Mediterranean sea. The family owned Argiolas, which was founded in 1938, is one of Sardinia’s largest wineries. Made from 100% vermentino, this is a very aromatic, medium-to full-bodied white with lots of character. Crisp and tangy, it tastes of zesty citrus fruit along with juicy apricots and peaches and a touch of herbs. It’s best enjoyed with food including Mediterranean style grilled fish and seafood.”
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mar 2022
“Founded in 1937, the Argiolas estate has a reputation of producing refreshingly bright and delectable wines in Serdiana, a commune within south Sardinia. This Vermentino smells of spring flowers, and it exudes a flavor palate that is both savory and crisp with nuances of tangy peach and grapefruit. Fresh acidity comes into focus during the saline, minerally, and lingering finish.”
— Pix, Feb 2022
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Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Vermentino di Sardegna DOC
Soil composition
Training method
625 feet
3.2 tons
Southeastern / Southern
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Harvest time:
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Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Vermentino
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
20-30 days
Fermentation temperature:
59 °F
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
3-4 months
Length of bottle aging:
1-3 months
Total SO2
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Analytical Data
pH level:
5.4 g/L
13.5 %
Dry extract:
22 g/L
Total SO2
Residual sugar:
1.11 g/L