Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Vintage Columbia Valley Sangiovese

Vintage Columbia Valley Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: This wine begs to be paired with an Italian meal. Firm acid and modest tannins make this light Italian style red a perfect wine with every day meals. Cherry pie (think pie cherries and baking pastry) on the first whiff will make it difficult to wait for the main course. The finish remains crisp with a hint of orange peel and strawberry.

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.


Back to Basalt Cellars information