Antonio Argiolas, father of modern Sardinian winemaking, dies at 102

The following obituary was posted today on the Unione Sarda website (source: Pane al Pane, translation by VinoWire).

Antonio Argiolas has died. The King of Turriga, founder of the famous Serdiana winery, now managed by sons Franco and Pepetto Argiolas, “Tziu Antoni” [Uncle Antonio] has expired at 102 years of age after a truly extraordinary life. He started out selling cheese and then discovered wine. Turriga is the most famous of his wines but so is Angialis and the winery’s most recent newborn, “Antoni Argiolas,” created by enologist Mariano Murru to celebrate Antonio Argiolas’s 100th birthday. The funeral will be held today at 6 p.m. in Serdiana.

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