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Sangiovese, Gibson Ranch Vineyard

Sangiovese, Gibson Ranch Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $24.00 per bottle

Description: Our Sangiovese grapes are picked from a pristine, third generation vineyard in Mendocino, lovingly farmed by a fella named Bob Gibson. Bob’s fine fruit and Gary’s winemaking talent merge to create this garnet colored Cal-Ital that’s chock full of vanilla-cherry flavors with a touch of dried thyme, rose petals and cedar box aromas. Balanced with just the right amount of bright acidity, making this wine the perfect foil for almost any food. Bring on the Bolognese!

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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