Argiano’s 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Named World’s Best Wine by Wine Spectator

The Argiano 2018 now holds the prestigious title of the world’s best wine, making it the second Brunello to achieve this global recognition after Tenuta Nuova by Casanova di Neri in 2001.

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“We are delighted for the Sienese winery led by Bernardino Sani, under the ownership of Brazilian entrepreneur André Santos Esteves,” said Fabrizio Bindocci, President of the Consortium of Brunello di Montalcino wine. “This award, which sees a Brunello on the Wine Spectator podium for the second consecutive year, represents a significant recognition for the entire denomination. It confirms, on one hand, the virtuous relationship of Montalcino with foreign investors and, on the other hand, the ability of our companies to express the highest quality even in years that are often received with lukewarm reviews by the critics.”

The Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2018 is the fifth “Wine of The Year” in the history of Italy, all of them being from Tuscany, as recognized by Wine Spectator. 

The outstanding quality of the 2018 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino is attributed to over $10 million in investments made in the estate over the past decade. This demonstrates that in the world of wine, a change in ownership or stylistic approach can bring significant benefits. Argiano owns 57 hectares of vineyards, with nearly 22 of them dedicated to Brunello and 10 to Rosso di Montalcino. The estate, mentioned by Carducci in the late 19th century, offers a wine resort within its sixteenth-century villa.

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Argiano’s 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Named World’s Best Wine by Wine Spectator

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