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Rough House Red

Rough House Red Wine Details

Description: “Rough House” is David’s reserve unit’s nickname, so he felt it was the perfect name for this tribute wine. Every year he will carefully select this wine. The 2003 Rough House Red is 100% Sangiovese from the Kestrel Vineyard. Aged in 100% new Hungarian oak barrels for 15 months, this wine is nothing short of memorable. Share this wine with family and friends and celebrate the freedom you enjoy!

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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