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Sangiovese Wine Details

Description: Sangiovese is the Chianti grape. Our Sangiovese is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon to produce a slightly lighter wine than the Big Red Steak Wine but still full bodied. Initially, you get a whiff of cocoa that develops into a light blackberry. This wine is full bodied enough to work well with a steak but also pasta and pizza. A great multipurpose wine.

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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