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Sangiovese Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Aromas of sour cherry and plum dominate with overtones of tea leaves and dried rose petals. On the palate, flavors of red plum and spice are framed with a supple mouthfeel and medium tannins. This spicy and fruity wine is a perfect accompaniment to any California/Italian cuisine.

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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