Argiolas Costamolino

Argiolas Costamolino

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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“The 2021 Vermentino Di Sardegna Costamolino is spicy with a bouquet that brings my imagination to a Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc before Vermentino, as creamy lemon custard and grapefruit blend with sweet mint. It’s soft and enveloping, showing vividly ripe citrus-tinged orchard fruits and sweet spice. The 2021 finishes pleasantly long and fresh with a mineral twang and hints of candied lime. Very nice.” — Vinous, Nov 2023
“A tangy white, light- to medium-bodied, with a pleasing plumpness to flavors of poached apricot, raspberry, wild thyme and orange curd. Offers citrus zest and sea salt notes that crackle on the finish.”– (Smart Buy)
— Wine Spectator, Dec 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
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Analytical Data
pH level:
5.4 g/L
14 %
Dry extract:
22 g/L
Residual sugar:
1.11 g/L