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Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: This is a medium-bodied Sangiovese, with a lot of deep black fruits with a hint of violets in the nose. Savory flavors of dark cherries and black stone fruit are backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs, dark chocolate and smoke. An underlying creaminess developed from 27 months in neutral oak gives way to a finish of fine-grained tannins and lingering ripe red cherry and spice flavors.

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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