Since its foundation in 1998, Gianpaolo Paglia’s estate has managed its vineyards and cellar expertly to become one of the best producers in the Maremma. The wines have a clear-cut style that favors mature fruitiness, a good dose of oak and powerful structure, yet they are also nice and fresh. According to Paglia, however, this is all about to change, as he plans to replace almost all of his barriques with large ovals for the upcoming vintage.” GAMBERO ROSSO
Poggio Argentiera is comprised of two estates situated in two very different areas of Tuscany’s Maremma, Podere Adua is located in the coastal region of Grosseto with vineyards planted on sandy soils and has a warmer, drier micro-climate, while Podere Keeling is found in the hilly area north of Scansano, a high altitude, cooler area with rich, fibrous clay soil. The combination of these two areas allows Paglia to work with different, rare indigenous grape varieties and make high-quality value wines.
Even though Poggio Argentiera is a relatively young winery, it has already acquired an impressive record of awards and critical acclaim, both in Italy and worldwide: three glasses from Gambero Rosso Slow Food Guide of Italian Wines, “Vini dell’Eccellenza” from the Espresso Guide of Italian wine, 90 points + scores from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine&Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator. The spiral on the label represents the swirl of the wine in the glass.