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Matagrano Vineyard Sangiovese

Matagrano Vineyard Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: Deep red, not fully transparent. Brooding nose showing pepper, fresh blood, meat, pencil-shavings, tobacco leaf, cherry, and the slightest whiff of nutmeg and allspice. Fairly lean and firm in the mouth, medium-bodied, with mouth-watering acidity. Flavors include ripe raspberry, cherry, pomegranate. The wine shows good depth and cut, a long clean finish with juicy tannins. Doesn't seem much like a California wine.

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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