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Altamura Napa Valley Sangiovese

Altamura Napa Valley Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: Immediately evident in this wine is the dense rich ruby color. Multi-layered perfume of dried violets, dusty cocoa, vanillin, and the aroma reminiscent of freshly cultivated soil. Concentrated flavors of ripe dark fruit such as berry and plum are revealed and brightened by lively acidity and a hint of cinnamon all toned by long smooth tannins. The appealingly distinctive Wooden Valley ranch terroir connects Altamura’s wines creating focus and perspective.

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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