With a name of Roman origin that evokes the god Janus, the Argiano estate has a history that goes back to antiquity. However, the estate's destiny really changed in the 16th century when prestigious families took over the reins of the estate and had the splendid Villa Bell'Aria built. At the same time, Argiano's vocation as a winery was born. Over the following centuries, the estate passed from one noble family to another, winning the hearts of poets and critics alike. In 1992, Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano revolutionised the estate and created Solengo, the great Super Tuscan of Montalcino.
Since then, Bernardino Sani has taken over the estate and produces Argiano wines. Organic and regenerative farming is practised here, so that the vines are understood and respected. Insecticides and single-use plastics are completely banned from the estate.
The Argiano estate is located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, in the village of Montalcino. The vines are planted on an elevated plateau where they benefit from a climate influenced by the sea. Sangiovese grapes cover 40 hectares of the vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 7 hectares and Merlot and Petit Verdot 4 hectares each. Olive groves run through the Argiano vineyards. The soil is particularly varied, with limestone, marl, clay, sand and rock, making Argiano a veritable mosaic of terroirs. To best respect the essence of this fascinating terroir, the estate cultivates the vines by dividing them into micro-terroirs.
To complement this natural richness, Argiano chooses to vinify its wines in the purest possible way. The estate's wines ferment spontaneously. What emerges from Argiano are powerful, classic, balanced wines that reinterpret the finesse of great Italian wines.