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Oak ion California Sangiovese

Oak Barrel Selection California Sangiovese Wine Details

Description: A captivating nose of cherry and vanilla suggests a full range of earthy fruits to come: blackberry, raspberry and a touch of spice. The wine is fleshier than previous vintages without sacrificing drinkability.

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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