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ELYSIAN FIELDS - Amador County – Sutter Creek Vineyards

ELYSIAN FIELDS  -  Amador County – Sutter Creek Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $23.00 per bottle

Description: The Greeks brought the noble Aglianico grapes to Southern Italy some 2,500 years ago. This blend of Aglianico (86%) and Sangiovese (14%) resulted in a robust wine having earthy scents of dried hay and vanilla with flavors of black cherry and dark chocolate. The lingering finish is long and peppery with cedar wood spice. Barrel aged 30 months.

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.
Minor grape responsible for some of the better sturdy red wines of southern Italy. Descendant of the ancient Falernum grape. Also makes good bronze-colored rose' wine.


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