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“Unti Vineyard” Sangiovese Dry Creek Valley

“Unti Vineyard” Sangiovese Dry Creek Valley Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: The Unti family may be the best Sangiovese growers in America. This is hyper-ripe, low acidity Sangiovese made from grapes grown on terraced, hillside vineyards. It's fleshy, supple and near Pinot-like in texture. Dense red fruits, hints of sweet herbs and dried cherry flavors are all at the heart of this 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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