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Sangiovese Mendocino Gabrielli Vineyard

Sangiovese Mendocino Gabrielli Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $45.00 per bottle

Description: Mendocino County's Gabrielli Vineyard produced our 2001 Sangiovese. It is perfectly matched for hearty meat dishes. Its deep ruby color and spicy cherry and blackberry aromas make for beautiful preface to the intense yet balanced palate. This wine has concentrated blackberry and cherry flavors great structure, balanced acidity and long, full finish. Make sure you let the wine open up in the glass.

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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