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Napa Valley Estate Sangiovese

Napa Valley Estate Sangiovese Wine Details

Description: This Sangiovese has lively aromas of black plums and dark cherries with accents of cinnamon and Valrohna chocolate. The wine has a lovely structure with medium tannins, and bright, natural acidity. The 2000 Sangiovese drinks superbly now, and will age wonderfully for years.

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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