Tenuta Argentiera stands in a magnificent patch of land in the Maremma that blends countryside and sea, suspended between woods and Mediterranean scrub.
We are at the heart of the small but prestigious Doc Bolgheri, a terroir dedicated to great red wines and synonymous with the celebrated “Super Tuscan.”
The name Argentiera carries significant meaning: it comes from the silver (“argento”) mines that once dotted the hills of this high lying area of the Maremma – a place rich in natural springs and healing waters.
The Estate is the closest winery to the Tyrrhenian coast and at the same time, the highest in altitude of the entire Bolgheri territory, reaching 200 meters above sea level. This dichotomy makes it stand out among all other estates, relishing in a microclimate with unique characteristics.
Set perfectly amidst the Bolgheri landscape, the cellar dominates with natural elegance from a plateau located above the estate situated at two hundred meters in altitude.
The building's design follows the typical construction of the area; sober and respectful in architectural style with respect to the surrounding beauty, while at the same time possessing all of the features of an avant-garde winery.
The external walls of the building are thick and sloping to encourage natural temperature regulation. On the ground floor, wide open spaces are dedicated to welcoming guests and conducting tastings, with a large, climatized room for receiving hand-picked grapes that are then rigorously selected and de-stemmed during harvest.
Wine is processed underground in large spaces that optimize natural thermal conditions: during harvest, the grapes fall with the force of gravity from the upper floor and begin the fermentation process, activated both by pressing as well as remontage and délestage in modern steel tanks at a constant temperature, regulated by a sophisticated computer system that controls the flow of hot and cold water.
The heart of the structure is the aging cellar: under grandiose arches that punctuate the lines of the ceiling, 1200 French oak barrels stand silent in the delicate final phase of winemaking at an optimal temperature of 16 degrees Celsius.
From the large terraces on the first floor you can admire the magnificence of the Bolgheri territory – the vineyards, the dunes, the sea – with a view that embraces the gulf from Castiglioncello to Baratti and on clear days, even the islands Elba and Corsica stand on the horizon.