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Rosé of Sangiovese

Rosé of Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $10.99 per bottle

Description: 2003 Rosé of Sangiovese is my new favorite summer wine. 100% Sangiovese with a light salmon color. The nose shows hints of wild strawberries and pomegranate. This is a serious food wine with subtle tannins and a fruity yet dry finish. What’s not to like…pink, trendy, Italian varietal and 100% delicious.

Varietal Definition
Sanguis Jovis, the Latin origin for the varietal name, literally means “blood of Jove.” Sangiovese is one of the oldest known varietals and it is likely that ancient Etruscan winemakers cultivated it, although the first literary reference to Sangiovese was in 1722. Sangiovese is probably indigenous to Tuscany, whose most famous wine is Chianti. Chianti is a blend that currently contains a minimum of 90% Sangiovese.Sangiovese thrives in hot dry climates. Because these climatic criteria generally enhance quantity, rather than quality, it takes careful cultivation and winemaking techniques to produce really excellent wine from this grape.


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