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Sangiovese Mendocino Alta Coma

Sangiovese Mendocino Alta Coma Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: Best of California, 2004 California State Fair Gold Medal, Best of Class, 2004 World Wine Market International Wine Competition Silver Medal, 2004 San Francisco International Wine Competition The 2001 Alta Coma Sangiovese from Mendocino County is a "Super Tuscan" red wine in the true sense of the term. The wine has a deep ruby-purple color with vibrant currant, blackberry and spicy cherry aromas, along with some nice peppery notes. Deep and concentrated currant, blackberry and spicy cherry flavors are complemented by great structure, balanced acidity and very long, full finish. This wine was made for hearty meats, complex pasta dishes or by itself with some well-aged cheeses. The fruit for this Sangiovese was grown in the Mendocino County appellation and hand selected from the Gabrielli and Aldine vineyards.

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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