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Castelletto Sangiovese

Castelletto Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: We were the first to introduce Sangiovese to the Temecula Valley in 1989. We have developed a complex, full flavored wine, true to its Italian origins. Its spicy, dried fruit and berry flavors match well with steak with mushroom sauce, Italian cured meats, and grilled salmon.

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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