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Argiolas Turriga Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt 2011 750ml
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Argiolas Turriga Isola Dei Nuraghi Igt Red Italian Blend 2011

Isola Dei Nuraghi - Sardinia - Italy

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Rated 95 by Decanter
Wow. This shows a pureness and beauty that brings you to attention. Full body, firm and super silky tannins and an intense palate of energized flavors of dried fruits, cherries, walnuts, meats and spices. Long, long finish (Suckling)
Rated 92 by Robert Parker
This is a landmark wine from one of Sardinia's leading producers. The 2011 Turriga is a blend of Cannonau, Malvasia Nera, Carignano and Bovale Sardo aged in French oak for two years. The wine represents a brainstorming between the Argiolas family and famed Italian enologist Giacomo Tachis. This is a beautiful edition of the celebrated wine from a hot vintage that shows extra aromatic intensity and softness in the mouth. Austere aromas of dark fruit, plum and blackberry segue to spice, licorice and balsam herb. Despite the wine's richness and opulence, it never feels overripe or too heavy.
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Vintage: 2011

The year 2011 was an interesting year for many northern and central European countries, as the weather was more than unpredictable in the spring and summer. However, in most countries, the climatic conditions thankfully settled down in the late summer and fall. The result of this slightly difficult year of weather in France was a set of surprisingly small yields, but overall, these yields were of a higher quality than those harvested in certain previous years. A fantastic set of wines was also made in Italy and Spain, and the Rioja wines - when released - are set to be very good indeed. Austria also had superb year in 2011, with almost fifty percent more grapes being grown and used for their distinctive Gruner Veltliner wines than in the year before. Possibly the European country which had the finest 2011, though, was Portugal, with wineries in the Douro region claiming this year to be one of the best in decades for the production of Port wine, and the bright, young Vinho Verdes wines. In the New World, the Pacific Northwest saw some of the best weather of 2011, and Washington State and Oregon reportedly had a highly successful year, especially for the cultivation of high quality red wine grapes. Chile and Argentina had a relatively cool year, which certainly helped retain the character of many of their key grape varietals, and should make for some exciting drinking. South Africa had especially good weather for their white wine grape varietals, particularly Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and many South African wineries are reporting 2011 as one of their best years in recent memory.

Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.