Tasting note: Colour: intense ruby red with garnet tinges. Nose: intensely vinous, typical of Cannonau. Palate: warm, well-rounded, well structured and excellently balanced.
Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia, using the native varietals such as Cannonau, Bovale Sardo, and Carignano. Antonio Argiolas, who died in 2009 at the age of 102, inherited seven acres of vines from his father in 1938 and was the first on the island to convert to modern viticulture to pursue quality over quantity, consequently putting Sardinia on the world’s fine wine map. Today, Antonio's grandchildren preside over a 230 hectares estate that covers some of the finest vineyard locations in Sardinia, producing wines that, according to the Wine Advocate are 'essential tasting for anybody interested in learning about Sardinia and its wines’.
COSTERA 2013: Vinous, Ian D'agata: 91 pts; Wine Advocate: 90 pts; Wine Enthusiast: 90 pts
PERDERA 2012: WINE ENTHUSIAST 89 pts