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NV Sangiovese

NV Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: The color is a deep ruby red with a red rim. Aromas of cherry preserves, cranberry and briar show in the nose along with pepper and cedar notes. These flavors carry on in the mouth followed by a hint of pepper late in the palate. The flavors linger and the smooth finish shows soft tannin. This wine can be enjoyed now or over the next several years. It would pair well with a wide range of foods including lamb and pork as well as pasta dishes. Those with more daring may try it with paella!

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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