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Sangiovese Wine Details

Description: Sangiovese is a medium bodied wine with deep color and fruit flavors heightened by herbal accents. Our wine fits this description. The grapes are from Ciel du Cheval vineyard. The wine is made with almost no noxious oak flavors to hinder the delicate aspects of sangiovese. This is a wine, which is bold and at the same time suave. The 2004 vintage is coming into focus as a vintage of balance and bearing.

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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