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Yakima Valley Sangiovese

Yakima Valley Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: Sangiovese is the predominant variety for Italian Chianti and an outstanding varietal wine when grown in the warmer regions of Washington State. Cuillin Hill's 2004 Sangiovese is 100% varietal from the Whitstran area near Prosser. This wine has rose, cherry, vanilla and licorice aromas with a hint of spice and earthiness that compliments the crisp finish.

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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