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Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: This varietal, from which the Chianti wines of Italy derive their character, grows remarkably well in the Shenandoah Valley in the heart of California's Gold Country. With climate and soil similar to that of Tuscany, this medium bodied wine is ripe with flavor produced by the characteristics of the vineyard.

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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