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Sangiovese Wine Details

Description: Brimming with youthful vibrance and bursting with bright red fruit flavors, this is the essence of Sangiovese. Seductively soft, yet resplendent with vivacious berry character, this wine yields instant gratification and plenty of fun, with ample aging potential for the more disciplined among us. Only 165 cases produced.

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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