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Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Rich, opulent aromas of berries mingle with toasty oak. Delicious flavors of berry, cherry and plum with creamy oak notes burst across your palate. Balanced and complex, our 2003 Sangiovese finishes with a long velvety finish of vanilla and mocha. The well-integrated tannins and crisp acidity give this classic Tuscan-style wine a broad appeal, pairing well with a variety of cuisines.

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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