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Reserve Sangiovese Wine Details

Description: The 2002 proved an elusive vintage to interpret. Very shy and timid from the onset this wine developed at its own pace. Your introduction is soft and delicate cherry fruit-like aromas against a velvety backdrop of minty spice. Then slowly, in your glass, as it did in the barrel, this wine gradually unfurls layer upon layer of complexity and character. If you’re as patient as we are, this release is a treasure to be discovered. The subtle vanilla-cherry aromas and flavors give way to a bold and robust release. Garnet in color with a glint of purple, balanced with just the right amount of bright acidity, making this wine the perfect match for almost any food.

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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