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Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Our Sangiovese is 100% Sangiovese grapes from the Pontin Del Roza Vineyard in Prosser, Washington. The bouquet is very fragrant with berries and violets. The palate is a balanced fruit forward with peppery overtones and a delicate hint of vanilla. This delicious wine is a Bronze medal winner from the Washington State Wine Competition in 2005 and a Bronze medal winner at Savor the Flavor in the Tri-Cities 2005. It is very complimentary with pasta dishes, BBQ, lamb and chicken.

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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