2016 Arioso

2016 Arioso

2016 marks only the third ever release of Arioso (a melodic solo performance). Arioso is a wine comprised of 100% Sangiovese Grosso (aka Brunello clone). A light coloured red that is medium-bodied, chiselled, elegant and confident.

Arioso excites the senses and reminds the beholder why Sangiovese is considered one of the noblest of all grape varieties. Notes of bing and red cherries greet you on the nose followed by rawhide leather, potpourri and wild desert flowers. On the palate, the wine is linear with outstanding tension of natural acidity and rustic tannins that demand food or extended cellar time to soften. Try a bottle on or shortly after release to satisfy your curiosity and then let the remainder of your bottles tucked away in the deep, dark, cold part of your cellar for half a decade-plus.

  • Tuscan wild boar stew or rabbit ragu over polenta are two of our favorite pairings.

  • Region: Osoyoos Lake District
    Soil Type:

    Lumeno: Glacio fluvial: heavy clay and gravel mix/alluvial deposit and clay. The site’s geology is very complex and varies from block to block. Selona: glacio fluvial:
    mostly gravel with clay and gravel sub soil

    Age of Vines: 8-15
    Yield: 3 tons/acre
    Production: 50 cases
    Alcohol: 12.7%
    Aging: 12.7%
    2016 Arioso Spec Sheet (PDF)
    Spec sheets for other vintages