Ardingo Toscana IGT
Ardingo is made from 70% Merlot and 30% Sangiovese. The Merlot vineyard – Vigna Montosoli – which was planted about 30 years ago, is just 7 kilometers away from Costanti’s main vineyards in upper Montalcino and is 350 meters above sea level, just a bit lower than Costanti’s other vineyards. The vineyard is located north/northeast of Montalcino on the Montosoli hill and enjoys western exposure and clay soil. The Sangiovese comes from a vineyard Andrea owns on the same hill.
The wine is named for Ardengo della Gherardesca (seen written ‘Ardingo’ in some places), who was a valiant knight from the Longobard family of the same name who fought the Florentines alongside the Sienese 800 years ago. Perfect for this powerful wine.
Wine exported to
Japan, Bermuda, USA, Canada, Australia
70% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
About 2 weeks
Type of yeast:
16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)
Length of maceration:
Barrique (Merlot) and Tonneaux (Sangiovese)
225 L and 5 hL
Aging before bottling:
Aging in bottle:
350 meters (1,148 feet) above sea level
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Upwards of 20 years
Andrea Costanti and Vittorio Fiore