Argiano - ‘Non Confunditur’ Rosso Toscana 2014
Argiano - ‘Non Confunditur’ Rosso Toscana 2014 (87 TSW)
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese.
Last week I tasted their Brunello di Montalcino. Today the little brother.
Often the initials N.C. attributed to owner Noemi Cinzano. However, 'Non Confunditur' is Latin and was the motto of the previous owners. Freely translated it means: 'Forever I will not be ashamed'. The wine is a marriage between Tuscan and French grape varieties because the Non Confunditur is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese.
The harvest usually starts in mid-September with the harvest of Merlot grapes and in early October with Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Pre-fermentative maceration for two days,fermentation and maceration on the grape skins for about 2 weeks. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Different varietals vinificated and aged separately. Aging for few months in second and third passage barriques and tonneaux.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a dark ruby red color.
On the medium nose aromas of blackcurrant, cherries and moccha with hints of smoke, coffee and pepper.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium acidity and nicely integrated tannins. Light earthy and with still enough fruit with a medium+ intense finish.
This is an almost ideal wine with typical Italian dishes and is a great accompaniment to pizza. Great value wine.