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Sangiovese, Fox Hill Vineyard Mendocino County

Sangiovese, Fox Hill Vineyard Mendocino County Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2003 Sangiovese is from the Fox Hill Vineyard, located on the East side of the Ukiah Basin. This Sangiovese is from the Brunello clone originally from Montalcino, Italy and is slightly more aromatic that what we have made in the past. A protion of this wine was also used to produce our il montaggio Super Tuscan blend.

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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