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Frank Family Sangiovese

Frank Family Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Frank Family Vineyards Sangiovese opens with bright cherry and cranberry fruit aromas together with attractive clove spice and earthiness. The palate shows succulent ripe fruit surrounding tiers of firmly woven tannin finishing with soft delicious fruit flavors.

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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